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

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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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