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cholecystosonography cho·le·cys·to·so·nog·ra·phy (kō’lĭ-sĭs’tō-sə-nŏg’rə-fē)
Ultrasonic examination of the gallbladder.


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  • Cholecystotomy

    [koh-luh-si-stot-uh-mee, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒt ə mi, ˌkɒl ə-/ noun, plural cholecystotomies. Surgery. 1. incision of the gallbladder. cholecystotomy cho·le·cys·tot·o·my (kō’lĭ-sĭ-stŏt’tə-mē) n. Incision into the gallbladder.

  • Choledochal

    choledochal cho·led·o·chal (kə-lěd’ə-kəl, kō’lĭ-dŏk’əl) adj. Relating to the common bile duct.

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    choledochectomy cho·led·o·chec·to·my (kə-lěd’ə-kěk’tə-mē, kō’lĭ-dō-) n. Surgical removal of a portion of the common bile duct.

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