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British Dictionary definitions for cystotomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into the gall bladder or urinary bladder
  2. surgical incision into the capsule of the lens of the eye
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Examples from the Web for cystotomy

Historical Examples

  • In such a case a cystotomy would be indicated were the bullet discovered in the viscus.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900

    George Henry Makins

cystotomy in Medicine


  1. Incision into the bladder.vesicotomy
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