costectomy

noun
cos·​tec·​to·​my | \ käs-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce costectomy (audio) \
plural costectomies

Medical Definition of costectomy

: surgical removal of all or part of a rib

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“Costectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/costectomy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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