Trephining of the sternum. [sterno- + G. trypesis, a boring]

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ster·no·try·pe·sis (stur″no-tri-peґsis) [sterno- + trypesis] surgical perforation of the sternum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Sternotrypēsis — (v. gr.), Anbohrung der Brusthöhle durch das Brustbein, s. Trepanation …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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