embryotomy

[ em-bree-ot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌɛm briˈɒt ə mi /

noun, plural em·bry·ot·o·mies. Surgery.

dismemberment of a fetus, when natural delivery is impossible, in order to effect its removal.

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Origin of embryotomy

From the French word embryotomie, dating back to 1715–25. See embryo-, -tomy
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Medical definitions for embryotomy

embryotomy
[ ĕm′brē-ŏtə-mē ]

n.

The cutting of the fetus while in the uterus to aid its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.
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