Colotomy Co*lot"o*my, n. [Gr. ko`lon colon + tomh` cutting.] (Surg.) An operation for opening the colon [1913 Webster]

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  • Colotomy — For the surgical operation, see colostomy. Colotomy is a term coined by the ethnomusicologist Jaap Kunst[1] to describe the rhythmic patterns of the gamelan. It refers to the use of specific instruments to mark off nested time intervals, or the… …   Wikipedia

  • colotomy — /keuh lot euh mee/, n., pl. colotomies. Surg. incision or opening of the colon. [1865 70; COLO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • colotomy — Incision into the colon. [colo + G. tome, incision] * * * co·lot·o·my kə lät ə mē n, pl mies surgical incision of the colon compare COLOSTOMY * * * co·lot·o·my (ko lotґə me) [ …   Medical dictionary

  • colotomy — n. incision made to open the colon (main part of the large intestine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colotomy — co·lot·o·my …   English syllables

  • colotomy — I. /kəˈlɒtəmi/ (say kuh lotuhmee) noun Medicine a surgical procedure involving an incision into the colon. {colo(n)2 + tomy} –colotomic, adjective II. /kəˈlɒtəmi/ (say kuh lotuhmee) noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • colotomy —   n. surgical incision into colon …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • colotomy — n. (pl. ies) Surgery an incision in the colon. Etymology: as COLON(2) + TOMY …   Useful english dictionary

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