noun, plural co·lot·o·mies. Surgery.
incision or opening of the colon.
Origin of colotomy
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It was also proposed to treat some of the severe dysentery cases by colotomy, but I never saw the method tried.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
Colotomy in the left loin, generally known by the name of Amussat's operation.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
noun plural -mies
a colonic incision
Word Origin for colotomy
C20 colon 2 + - tomy
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Incision into the colon.
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