thoracotomy

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noun tho·ra·cot·o·my \ˌthȯr-ə-ˈkä-tə-mē\

Definition of thoracotomy

plural

thoracotomies

  1. :  surgical incision of the chest wall

Origin and Etymology of thoracotomy

Latin thorac-, thorax + International Scientific Vocabulary -tomy


First Known Use: circa 1857


Medical Dictionary

thoracotomy

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noun tho·ra·cot·o·my \ˌthōr-ə-ˈkät-ə-mē, ˌthȯr-\

Medical Definition of thoracotomy

plural

thoracotomies

  1. :  surgical incision of the chest wall


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