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[em-bree-ot-uh-mee] /ˌɛm briˈɒt ə mi/
noun, plural embryotomies. Surgery.
dismemberment of a fetus, when natural delivery is impossible, in order to effect its removal.
Origin of embryotomy
From the French word embryotomie, dating back to 1715-25. See embryo-, -tomy Unabridged
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embryotomy em·bry·ot·o·my (ěm'brē-ŏt'ə-mē)
The cutting of the fetus while in the uterus to aid its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.

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