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Meaning of choledochostomy

cho•led•o•chos•to•my

Pronunciation: (ku-led"i-kos'tu-mē, kō"lu-dō-kos'-, kol"i-), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  1. formation of a temporary opening through the abdominal wall into the common bile duct, usually to remove stones.
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