thoracostomy etymology

English word thoracostomy comes from English -stomy, English thoraco- ((anatomy) thorax.)

Detailed word origin of thoracostomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-stomy English (eng) A surgical procedure forming a hole, used for access, nutrition, or waste elimination.
thoraco- English (eng) (anatomy) thorax.
thoracostomy English (eng) Incision into the chest wall, with maintenance of the opening for drainage.

Words with the same origin as thoracostomy

Descendants of -stomy
-ostomy duodenojejunostomy ostomy pancreatojejunostomy
Descendants of thoraco-
cephalothoracopagus rethoracotomy thoracalgia thoracoabdominal thoracoacromial thoracodorsal thoracolumbar thoracolumbosacral thoracometer thoracopagus thoracopathy thoracoplasty thoracopod thoracoscope thoracotomy