Tenotomy
Tenotomy Te*not"o*my, n. [Gr. te`nwn a tendon + te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) The division of a tendon, or the act of dividing a tendon. [1913 Webster]

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  • tenotomy — [tə nät′ə mē] n. pl. tenotomies [ TENO + TOMY] Surgery the cutting or dividing of a tendon …   English World dictionary

  • tenotomy — /teuh not euh mee/, n., pl. tenotomies. Surg. the cutting of a tendon. [1835 45; TENO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tenotomy — noun The surgical procedure of cutting, or making an incision in a tendon …   Wiktionary

  • tenotomy — The surgical division of a tendon for relief of a deformity caused by congenital or acquired shortening of a muscle, as in clubfoot or strabismus. SYN: tendotomy. [teno + G. tome, incision] …   Medical dictionary

  • tenotomy — n. incision made in a tendon (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tenotomy — [tə nɒtəmi] noun the surgical cutting of a tendon, especially as a remedy for club foot. Origin C19: coined in Fr. from Gk tenōn tendon + tomia (see tomy) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tenotomy — te·not·o·my …   English syllables

  • tenotomy — n. surgical division of a tendon. This may be necessary to correct a joint deformity caused by tendon shortening or to reduce the imbalance of forces caused by an overactive muscle in a spastic limb. See also: scissor leg …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • tenotomy — /təˈnɒtəmi/ (say tuh notuhmee) noun (plural tenotomies) the cutting or division of a tendon …   Australian English dictionary

  • tenotomy — n. (pl. ies) the surgical cutting of a tendon, esp. as a remedy for a club foot. Etymology: F teacutenotomie, irreg. f. Gk tenon ontos tendon …   Useful english dictionary

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