Origin of myotomy

From the New Latin word myotomia, dating back to 1670–80. See myo-, -tomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

myotomy in Medicine


  1. Dissection of the muscles.
  2. Surgical division of a muscle.
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