• WordNet 3.6
    • n osteotomy surgical sectioning of bone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Osteotomy The dissection or anatomy of bones; osteology.
    • Osteotomy (Surg) The operation of dividing a bone or of cutting a piece out of it, -- done to remedy deformity, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n osteotomy In surgery, the division of or incision into a bone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Osteotomy the division of, or incision into, a bone
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. osseusos, ossis, bone; Gr. osteon, bone.


In literature:

Above the age of six, the choice lies between osteoclasis and osteotomy.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The osteotomy had been performed under carbolic acid spray and with all the details of antiseptic surgery.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

Distal tibial osteotomies are powerful corrective procedures surgeons often use for realignment of various ankle deformities.
These authors discuss the distal tibial osteotomy and present a case study of a 23-year-old female with concomitant ankle varus and post-traumatic ankle pain.
I find the procedural volume of the Weil osteotomy particularly perplexing.
I do not understand any central ray elevation or shortening osteotomy either.