costotransversectomy

noun
cos·to·trans·ver·sec·to·my | \-ˌtran(t)s-(ˌ)vər-ˈsek-tə-mē, -ˌtranz- \
plural costotransversectomies

Medical Definition of costotransversectomy 

: surgical excision of part of a rib and the transverse process of the adjoining vertebra

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