Dictionary

craniotomy

craniotomy

noun cra·ni·ot·o·my \ˌkrā-nē-ˈä-tə-mē\
plural cra·ni·ot·o·mies

Definition of CRANIOTOMY

:  surgical opening of the skull

Origin of CRANIOTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1855

Rhymes with CRANIOTOMY

craniotomy

noun cra·ni·ot·o·my \ˌkrā-nē-ˈät-ə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cra·ni·ot·o·mies

Medical Definition of CRANIOTOMY

1
:  the operation of cutting or crushing the fetal head to effect delivery <fetal craniotomies…performed to save the life of the mother—R. E. Frisch>
2
:  surgical opening of the skull

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: craniotopographyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: CraniotaAll Words Near: craniotomy
March 01, 2015
macaroni Hear it
Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears