Meaning of thoracostomy in English:

thoracostomy

noun

  • Surgical opening of the chest wall, usually in order to provide access for drainage or resection of (a portion of) a rib.

Pronunciation

thoracostomy

/ˌθɔːrəˈkɒstəmi/ /ˌθɒrəˈkɒstəmi/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. -stomy.