counteropening

counteropening
A second opening made at the dependent part of an abscess or other cavity containing fluid, which is not draining satisfactorily through a previous opening. SYN: contraaperture, counterpuncture.

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coun·ter·open·ing 'kau̇n-tər-.ōp-(ə-)niŋ n an aperture on the opposite side or in a different place specif a surgical opening made opposite another to facilitate drainage (as of an abscess)

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coun·ter·open·ing (koun″tər-oґpən-ing) a second incision made across an earlier one to promote drainage.

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  • counteropening — coun·ter·opening …   English syllables

  • counteropening — “+ˌ noun Etymology: counter + opening : an aperture on the opposite side or in a different place; specifically : a surgical opening made opposite another to facilitate drainage (as of an abscess) …   Useful english dictionary

  • counterpuncture — SYN: counteropening. * * * coun·ter·punc·ture .pəŋ(k) chər n a surgical counteropening * * * coun·ter·punc·ture (koun″tər punkґchər) counteropening …   Medical dictionary

  • contraaperture — SYN: counteropening …   Medical dictionary

  • counterpuncture — ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ noun Etymology: counter + puncture : a surgical counteropening …   Useful english dictionary

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