thoracostomy

noun
tho·​ra·​cos·​to·​my | \ ˌthōr-ə-ˈkäs-tə-mē, ˌthȯr- How to pronounce thoracostomy (audio) \
plural thoracostomies

Medical Definition of thoracostomy

: surgical opening of the chest (as for drainage)

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“Thoracostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thoracostomy. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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