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herniotomy

[hur-nee-ot-uh-mee] /ˌhɜr niˈɒt ə mi/
noun, plural herniotomies. Surgery.
1.
correction of a hernia by a cutting procedure.
Origin of herniotomy
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; hernio- + -tomy
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herniotomy in Medicine

herniotomy her·ni·ot·o·my (hûr'nē-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.
The surgical correction of a hernia by cutting through a band of tissue that constricts it. Also called celotomy.

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