colotomy

[kuh-lot-uh-mee]

Origin of colotomy

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

colotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. a colonic incision

Word Origin for colotomy

C20 colon 2 + - tomy
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colotomy in Medicine

colotomy

[kə-lŏtə-mē]
n.
  1. Incision into the colon.
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