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costosternoplasty cos·to·ster·no·plas·ty (kŏs’tō-stûr’nə-plās’tē)
Surgical correction of a malformation of the anterior chest wall.


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    costotransverse cos·to·trans·verse (kŏs’tō-trāns-vûrs’, trānz-) adj. Relating to the ribs and the transverse processes of the vertebrae articulating with them.

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    costotransversectomy cos·to·trans·ver·sec·to·my (kŏs’tō-trāns’vûr-sěk’tə-mē, -trānz’-) n. Excision of a portion of a rib and the articulating transverse process.

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