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[tuh-not-uh-mee] /təˈnɒt ə mi/
noun, plural tenotomies. Surgery.
the cutting of a tendon.
Origin of tenotomy
First recorded in 1835-45; teno- + -tomy Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mies
surgical division of a tendon
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tenotomist, noun
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tenotomy in Medicine

tenotomy te·not·o·my (tě-nŏt'ə-mē)
The surgical division of a tendon to correct a deformity caused by congenital or acquired shortening of a muscle, as for the correction of strabismus. Also called tendotomy.

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