costotome

noun

cos·​to·​tome ˈkäs-tə-ˌtōm How to pronounce costotome (audio)
: a surgical instrument for cutting the ribs and opening the thoracic cavity

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“Costotome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/costotome. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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