her·​ni·​ot·​o·​my -ˈät-ə-mē How to pronounce herniotomy (audio)
plural herniotomies
: the operation of cutting through a band of tissue that constricts a strangulated hernia

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“Herniotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/herniotomy. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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