enterotomy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n enterotomy surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enterotomy (Med) Incision of the intestines, especially in reducing certain cases of hernia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enterotomy In anatomy, dissection of the bowels or intestines.
    • n enterotomy In surgery, incision of the intestine, as in the operation for artificial anus, or for the removal of an obstruction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Enterotomy dissection or incision of the intestines
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'e`nteron an intestine + te`mnein to cut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. enterikosenteron, intestine.