myotomy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n myotomy surgical incision or division of a muscle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Myotomy The dissection, or that part of anatomy which treats of the dissection, of muscles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n myotomy Dissection of muscles; muscular anatomy.
    • n myotomy A surgical operation consisting in the division of muscle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Myotomy mī-ot′o-mi the dissection of the muscles.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Myo-, + Gr. to cut: cf. F. myotomie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. mys, myos, muscle, temnein, to cut.