symphysiotomy

noun
sym·​phy·​si·​ot·​o·​my | \ ˌsim(p)-fə-zē-ˈät-ə-mē How to pronounce symphysiotomy (audio) , sim-ˌfiz-ē- How to pronounce symphysiotomy (audio) \
plural symphysiotomies

Medical Definition of symphysiotomy

: the operation of dividing the pubic symphysis (as to facilitate childbirth)

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“Symphysiotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/symphysiotomy. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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