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[koh-luh-si-stot-uh-mee, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒt ə mi, ˌkɒl ə-/

noun, plural cholecystotomies. Surgery.
incision of the gallbladder.

cholecystotomy cho·le·cys·tot·o·my (kō’lĭ-sĭ-stŏt’tə-mē)
Incision into the gallbladder.


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