colotomy

[ kuh-lot-uh-mee ]
/ kəˈlɒt ə mi /

noun, plural co·lot·o·mies.Surgery.

incision or opening of the colon.

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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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Medical definitions for colotomy

colotomy
[ kə-lŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision into the colon.
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