Medical Dictionary

thoracotomy tho·ra·cot·o·my (thôr'ə-kŏt'ə-mē)
Incision into the chest wall. Also called pleurotomy.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: thoracostomy
Next Definition: thorax
Words Near: thoracotomy
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for thoracotomy
More from
Search for articles containing thoracotomy
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature