thoracotomy


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tho·ra·cot·o·my

 (thôr′ə-kŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. tho·ra·cot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the chest wall.

[Latin thōrāx, thōrāc-, thorax + -tomy.]

thoracotomy

(ˌθɔːrəˈkɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the thorax

tho•ra•cot•o•my

(ˌθɔr əˈkɒt ə mi, ˌθoʊr-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical incision into the chest cavity.
[1855–60; < Greek thōrāk-, s. of thṓrāx chest + -o- + -tomy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thoracotomy - surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
Translations
thoracotomie

tho·ra·cot·o·my

n. toracotomía, incisión de la pared torácica.

thoracotomy

n (pl -mies) toracotomía
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