Celotomy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Celotomy (Med) The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n celotomy In Surg.:
    • n celotomy The operation of cutting the constriction in strangulated hernia.
    • n celotomy An operation formerly employed for the radical cure of inguinal hernia.
    • n celotomy Castration.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; hernia + to cut