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valvotomy

valvotomy in Medicine

valvotomy val·vot·o·my (vāl-vŏt'ə-mē)
n.

  1. The surgical cutting of a constricted cardiac valve to relieve obstruction. Also called valvulotomy.

  2. An incision into a valvular structure.

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