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[ko-stot-uh-mee] /kɒˈstɒt ə mi/

noun, plural costotomies. Surgery.
incision of a rib.
noun (pl) -mies
surgical incision into a rib

costotomy cos·tot·o·my (kŏ-stŏt’ə-mē)
Surgical division of a rib.


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