thoracotomy


tho·ra·cot·o·my

noun \ˌthr-ə-ˈkä-tə-mē\
plural tho·ra·cot·o·mies

Definition of THORACOTOMY

:  surgical incision of the chest wall

Origin of THORACOTOMY

Latin thorac-, thorax + International Scientific Vocabulary -tomy
First Known Use: circa 1857

tho·ra·cot·o·my

noun \ˌthōr-ə-ˈkät-ə-mē, ˌthr-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tho·ra·cot·o·mies

Medical Definition of THORACOTOMY

: surgical incision of the chest wall

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