dismemberment of a fetus, when natural delivery is impossible, in order to effect its removal.
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How to use embryotomy in a sentence
It is noteworthy that he recognized the method of embryotomy as necessary when other measures had failed.Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine | James Sands Elliott
Finding it impossible to deliver her in the usual way, embryotomy was in this instance employed.Cattle and Their Diseases | Robert Jennings
The only course to be pursued in such cases is to excise the tumor, or, if this is not feasible, to perform embryotomy.
embryotomy consists in the dissection of the fetus, so as to reduce its bulk and allow of its exit through the pelvis.
If the disproportion is too great the only resort is embryotomy.