scalenotomy

noun
sca·​le·​not·​o·​my | \ ˌskā-lə-ˈnät-ə-mē How to pronounce scalenotomy (audio) \
variants: also scaleniotomy \ ˌskā-​lē-​nē-​ˈät-​ How to pronounce scalenotomy (audio) \
plural scalenotomies

Medical Definition of scalenotomy

: surgical severing of one or more scalenus muscles near their insertion on the ribs

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Dictionary Entries Near scalenotomy

scalene tubercle

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scalenus

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“Scalenotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/scalenotomy. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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