rethoracotomy etymology

English word rethoracotomy comes from English re-, English thoracotomy

Detailed word origin of rethoracotomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
thoracotomy English (eng) (surgery) The surgical procedure of making an incision into the chest, normally as a first step to gain access to the thoracic organs, such as the heart, the lungs, and the esophagus.
rethoracotomy English (eng) (surgery) A second or subsequent thoracotomy.

Words with the same origin as rethoracotomy

Descendants of re-
rebirth rebuild recall recognize recollection reconsider recover recreate redo refill relay release relive reload remark reopen repaid repressed reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewrite
Descendants of thoracotomy