colpotomy

[kol-pot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural col·pot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision of the vagina.

Origin of colpotomy

colpo- (see colposcope) + -tomy
Also called vaginotomy.
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British Dictionary definitions for colpotomy

colpotomy

noun plural -mies

a surgical incision into the wall of the vagina

Word Origin for colpotomy

C20: from colpo- + -tomy
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colpotomy in Medicine

colpotomy

[kŏl-pŏtə-mē]

n.

vaginotomy
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