transthoracic

adjective trans·tho·rac·ic \ ˌtran(t)s-thə-ˈra-sik \

Definition of transthoracic

: done or made by way of the thoracic cavity

transthoracically

play \-si-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of transthoracic

1905

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transthoracic

adjective trans·tho·rac·ic \ -thə-ˈras-ik \

medical Definition of transthoracic

1 : performed or made by way of the thoracic cavity
2 : crossing or having connections that cross the thoracic cavity
  • a transthoracic pacemaker

transthoracically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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