coun·​ter·​open·​ing ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌōp-(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce counteropening (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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