Symphyseotomy
Symphyseotomy Sym`phy*se*ot"o*my, n. [NL. symphysis pubis + Gr. ? to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of dividing the symphysis pubis for the purpose of facilitating labor; -- formerly called the Sigualtian section. [Written also {symphysotomy}.] --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • symphyseotomy — symphyseotˈomy or symphysiotˈomy noun (Gr tomē a cut; surgery) The operation of cutting through the pubic symphysis • • • Main Entry: ↑symphysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • symphysiotomy, symphyseotomy — Division of the pubic joint to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit passage of a living child. SYN: synchondrotomy. [symphysis + G. tome, incision] …   Medical dictionary

  • symphysotomy — Symphyseotomy Sym phy*se*ot o*my, n. [NL. symphysis pubis + Gr. ? to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of dividing the symphysis pubis for the purpose of facilitating labor; formerly called the Sigualtian section. [Written also {symphysotomy}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • History of Medicine —     History of Medicine     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► History of Medicine     The history of medical science, considered as a part of the general history of civilization, should logically begin in Mesopotamia, where tradition and philological… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sigaultian — Si*gaul ti*an, a. (Surg.) Pertaining to Sigault, a French physician. See {Symphyseotomy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Symphysotomy — Sym phy*sot o*my, n. Symphyseotomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Synchondrotomy — Syn chon*drot o*my, n. [Gr. ? union by cartilage + ? to cut.] (Surg.) Symphyseotomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symphysiotomy — /ˌsɪmfɪziˈɒtəmi/ (say .simfizee otuhmee) noun (plural symphysiotomies) the operation of dividing the pubic symphysis in order to facilitate the delivery of a baby. Also, symphyseotomy …   Australian English dictionary

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