colotomy

[ kuh-lot-uh-mee ]
/ kəˈlɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural co·lot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision or opening of the colon.

Origin of colotomy

First recorded in 1865–70; colo- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for colotomy

colotomy

/ (kəˈlɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

a colonic incision

Word Origin for colotomy

C20 colon 2 + - tomy
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Medicine definitions for colotomy

colotomy

[ kə-lŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision into the colon.
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