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craniotomy

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

Definition of craniotomy

plural craniotomies

  1. :  surgical opening of the skull



Origin of craniotomy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1855

Rhymes with craniotomy


Medical Dictionary

craniotomy

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noun cra·ni·ot·o·my \ˌkrā-nē-ˈät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of craniotomy

plural craniotomies

  1. 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. 2:  surgical opening of the skull




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "craniotomy"


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