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cos•tec•to•my



Pronunciation: (ko-stek'tu-mē, kô-), [key]
n.,
pl. -mies.
Surg.
excision of part or all of a rib. Also called thoracectomy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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