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valvulotomy

noun val·vu·lot·o·my \ ˌval-vyə-ˈlät-ə-mē \

medical Definition of valvulotomy

plural valvulotomies
:surgical incision of a valve; specifically :the operation of enlarging a narrowed heart valve by cutting through the mitral commissures with a knife or by a finger thrust to relieve the symptoms of mitral stenosis

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