colpotomy

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

incision of the vagina.

Nearby words

  1. colposcopist,
  2. colposcopy,
  3. colpospasm,
  4. colpostenosis,
  5. colpostenotomy,
  6. colpoxerosis,
  7. colt,
  8. colt distemper,
  9. colt, samuel,
  10. coltan

Origin of colpotomy

colpo- (see colposcope) + -tomy

Also called vaginotomy.

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British Dictionary definitions for colpotomy

colpotomy

/ (kəlˈpɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

a surgical incision into the wall of the vagina

Word Origin for colpotomy

C20: from colpo- + -tomy

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Medicine definitions for colpotomy

colpotomy

[ kŏl-pŏtə-mē ]

n.

vaginotomy

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