clei·​dot·​o·​my klī-ˈdät-ə-mē How to pronounce cleidotomy (audio)
plural cleidotomies
: surgical division of the clavicles to effect delivery of a fetus with broad shoulders

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“Cleidotomy.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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