noun, plural col·pot·o·mies. Surgery.
incision of the vagina.
Origin of colpotomy
Also called vaginotomy.
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Therefore, before deciding upon the removal of a tumour by colpotomy, all the above points must be taken into consideration.
noun plural -mies
a surgical incision into the wall of the vagina
Word Origin for colpotomy
C20: from colpo- + -tomy
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