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Related to cholecystomy: gallbladder, laparoscopic cholecystectomy


(Surgery) the surgical procedure of cutting into the gall bladder in order to extract gallstones
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(ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒt ə mi, ˌkɒl ə-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical incision of the gallbladder.
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