embryotomy

noun
em·​bry·​ot·​o·​my | \ ˌem-brē-ˈät-ə-mē How to pronounce embryotomy (audio) \
plural embryotomies

Medical Definition of embryotomy

1 : mutilation of a fetus to facilitate removal from the uterus when natural delivery is impossible
2 : dissection of embryos for examination

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