episiotomy

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

Definition of episiotomy

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

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Origin and Etymology of episiotomy

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


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episiotomy

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

medical Definition of episiotomy

plural episiotomies
: surgical enlargement of the vulval orifice for obstetrical purposes during childbirth

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