hepaticostomy

noun
he·​pat·​i·​cos·​to·​my | \ hi-ˌpat-i-ˈkäs-tə-mē How to pronounce hepaticostomy (audio) \
plural hepaticostomies

Medical Definition of hepaticostomy

: an operation to provide an artificial opening into the hepatic duct

Learn More about hepaticostomy

Cite this Entry

“Hepaticostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hepaticostomy. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on hepaticostomy

What made you want to look up hepaticostomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!