The surgical division of a commissure or similar structure.

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  • commissurotomy — /kom euh sheuh rot euh mee/, n., pl. commissurotomies. Surg. the incision of a band of commissures, esp. of mitral fibers, to correct mitral stenosis. Cf. valvulotomy. [COMMISSURE + O + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • commissurotomy — 1. Surgical division of any commissure, fibrous band, or ring via an incision or disruption e.g., balloon inflation. 2. SYN: midline myelotomy. mitral c. opening the narrowed …   Medical dictionary

  • commissurotomy — com·mis·sur·ot·o·my …   English syllables

  • commissurotomy — ˌkäməˌshu̇ˈräd.əmē, shəˈr noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary commissure + o + tomy : the operation of cutting through a band of muscle or nerve fibers; specifically : separation of the flaps of a mitral valve by cutting or… …   Useful english dictionary

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