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colpotomy

[kol-pot-uh-mee]
noun, plural col·pot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision of the vagina.
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Origin of colpotomy

colpo- (see colposcope) + -tomy
Also called vaginotomy.
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Historical Examples

  • Therefore, before deciding upon the removal of a tumour by colpotomy, all the above points must be taken into consideration.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for colpotomy

colpotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. a surgical incision into the wall of the vagina
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Word Origin

C20: from colpo- + -tomy
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colpotomy in Medicine

colpotomy

(kŏl-pŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. vaginotomy