thoracotomy

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

Definition of thoracotomy

plural thoracotomies
:surgical incision of the chest wall

Origin and Etymology of thoracotomy

Latin thorac-, thorax + International Scientific Vocabulary -tomy


Medical Dictionary

thoracotomy

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

medical Definition of thoracotomy

plural thoracotomies
:surgical incision of the chest wall

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