counteropening

noun
coun·​ter·​open·​ing | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌōp-(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce counteropening (audio) \

Medical Definition of counteropening

: an aperture on the opposite side or in a different place specifically : a surgical opening made opposite another to facilitate drainage (as of an abscess)

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“Counteropening.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/counteropening. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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