hysterotomy

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noun hys·ter·ot·o·my \ˌhi-stə-ˈrä-tə-mē\

Definition of hysterotomy

plural

hysterotomies

  1. :  surgical incision of the uterus; especially :  cesarean section

Origin and Etymology of hysterotomy

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


First Known Use: 1801


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hysterotomy

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noun hys·ter·ot·o·my \ˌhis-tə-ˈrät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of hysterotomy

plural

hysterotomies

  1. :  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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