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herniotomy

[hur-nee-ot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural her·ni·ot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. correction of a hernia by a cutting procedure.

Origin of herniotomy

First recorded in 1805–15; hernio- + -tomy
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herniotomy in Medicine

herniotomy

(hûr′nē-ŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. The surgical correction of a hernia by cutting through a band of tissue that constricts it.celotomy
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