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episiotomy

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noun epi·si·ot·o·my \i-ˌpi-zē-ˈä-tə-mē, -ˌpē-\

Definition of episiotomy

  1. :  surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vaginal opening for obstetrical purposes during the birth process



Origin of episiotomy

International Scientific Vocabulary episio- vulva (from Greek epision pubic region) + -tomy


First Known Use: 1878


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episiotomy

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noun epi·si·ot·o·my \i-ˌpiz-ē-ˈät-ə-mē, -ˌpēz-\

Medical Definition of episiotomy

plural episiotomies

  1. :  surgical enlargement of the vulval orifice for obstetrical purposes during childbirth




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