hysterotomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: New Latin hysterotomia, from hyster- + -tomia -tomy Date: 1801 surgical incision of the uterus; especially cesarean section

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  • Hysterotomy — Hys ter*ot o*my, n. [Gr. yste ra womb + ? to cut: cf. F. hyst[ e]rotomie.] (Med.) The C[ae]sarean section. See under {C[ae]sarean}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hysterotomy — [his΄tər ät′ə mē] n. pl. hysterotomies [ HYSTERO + TOMY] incision of the uterus, as in a cesarean section …   English World dictionary

  • Hysterotomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = ICD10 = ICD9 = 68.0 MeshID = D020883 OtherCodes = A hysterotomy is an incision in the uterus, commonly combined with a laparotomy during a caesarean section. Hysterotomies are also performed during… …   Wikipedia

  • hysterotomy — Incision of the uterus. SYN: metrotomy, uterotomy. [hystero + G. tome, incision] abdominal h. transabdominal incision into the uterus. SYN: abdominohysterotomy. vaginal h. incision into th …   Medical dictionary

  • hysterotomy — n. an operation for removal of the fetus by incision of the uterus through the abdomen before the 24th week of gestation; after this time the operation is called Caesarean section. Hysterotomy is now rarely performed owing to improvements in the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hysterotomy — /his teuh rot euh mee/, n., pl. hysterotomies. Surg. the operation of cutting into the uterus, as in a Cesarean. [1700 10; HYSTERO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hysterotomy — noun The surgical procedure of making an incision in the uterus, commonly combined with a laparotomy during a caesarean section …   Wiktionary

  • hysterotomy — n. surgical cutting into the uterus (as in a Cesarean) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hysterotomy — hys·ter·ot·o·my …   English syllables

  • hysterotomy — hys•ter•ot•o•my [[t]ˌhɪs təˈrɒt ə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg the operation of cutting into the uterus, as in a Cesarean • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

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