craniotomy


cra·ni·ot·o·my

noun \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

cra·ni·ot·o·my

noun \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

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