embryotomy

noun

em·​bry·​ot·​o·​my ˌem-brē-ˈät-ə-mē How to pronounce embryotomy (audio)
plural embryotomies
1
: mutilation of a fetus to facilitate removal from the uterus when natural delivery is impossible
2
: dissection of embryos for examination

Dictionary Entries Near embryotomy

Cite this Entry

“Embryotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/embryotomy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!