hysterotomy

noun
hys·​ter·​ot·​o·​my | \ ˌhi-stə-ˈrä-tə-mē How to pronounce hysterotomy (audio) \
plural hysterotomies

Definition of hysterotomy

: surgical incision of the uterus usually made by a transabdominal approach also : a procedure (as a cesarean section) involving such an incision

First Known Use of hysterotomy

1707, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hysterotomy

New Latin hysterotomia, from hyster- + -tomia -tomy

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The first known use of hysterotomy was in 1707

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20 Jan 2021

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“Hysterotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysterotomy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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hysterotomy

noun
hys·​ter·​ot·​o·​my | \ ˌhis-tə-ˈrät-ə-mē How to pronounce hysterotomy (audio) \
plural hysterotomies

Medical Definition of hysterotomy

: surgical incision of the uterus usually made by a transabdominal approach also : a procedure (as a cesarean section) involving such an incision

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