os·​te·​ot·​o·​my ˌäs-tē-ˈät-ə-mē How to pronounce osteotomy (audio)
plural osteotomies
: a surgical operation in which a bone is divided or a piece of bone is excised (as to correct a deformity)

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“Osteotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteotomy. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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