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episiotomy

[ uh-pee-zee-ot-uh-mee, ep-uh-sahy- ]
/ 蓹藢pi zi藞蓲t 蓹 mi, 藢蓻p 蓹 sa瑟- /
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noun, plural e路pi路si路ot路o路mies.Obstetrics, Surgery.
an incision into the perineum and vagina to allow sufficient clearance for birth.
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Origin of episiotomy

1875鈥80; <Greek ep铆sio(n) pubic region + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for episiotomy

episiotomy
/ (蓹藢pi藧z瑟藞蓲t蓹m瑟) /

noun plural -mies
surgical incision into the perineum during the late stages of labour to prevent its laceration during childbirth and to make delivery easier

Word Origin for episiotomy

C20: from episio-, from Greek epision pubic region + -tomy
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Medical definitions for episiotomy

episiotomy
[ 沫-p沫z鈥材-艔t蓹-m膿, 沫-p膿鈥瞶膿- ]

n.
Incision of the perineum during childbirth to ease delivery.
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Scientific definitions for episiotomy

episiotomy
[ 沫-p沫z鈥材-艔t蓹-m膿, 沫-p膿鈥瞶膿- ]

Surgical incision of the perineum during vaginal childbirth to facilitate delivery.
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