[ em-bree-ot-uh-mee ]

noun,plural em·bry·ot·o·mies.Surgery.
  1. dismemberment of a fetus, when natural delivery is impossible, in order to effect its removal.

Origin of embryotomy

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

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