Cirsotomy Cir*sot"o*my, n. [Gr. ? a dilated vein + ? to cut.] (Surg.) Any operation for the removal of varices by incision. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • lobotomy — Synonyms and related words: amygdalotomy, ankylotomy, arteriotomy, blepharotomy, caesarean, cardiotomy, celiotomy, cholecystotomy, cirsotomy, coccygotomy, colpotomy, craniotomy, cystotomy, embryotomy, enterotomy, gastroenterotomy, gastrotomy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cirs- — combining form or cirso Etymology: Middle French, from Greek kirs , kirso , from kirsos : swollen vein : varix cirsoid cirsotomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • cirsotome — Surg. (ˈsɜːsəʊtəʊm) [f. Gr. κιρσό ς + τοµ ός cutting, f. τέµνειν to cut.] An instrument used for extirpating varix. Also cirsotomy ( ˈɒtəmɪ), extirpation of the varix (Syd. Soc. Lex.) …   Useful english dictionary

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