osteotomy

[ os-tee-ot-uh-mee ]

noun,plural os·te·ot·o·mies.Surgery.
  1. the dividing of a bone, or the excision of part of it.

Origin of osteotomy

1
First recorded in 1835–45; osteo- + -tomy

Other words from osteotomy

  • os·te·ot·o·mist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for osteotomy

osteotomy

/ (ˌɒstɪˈɒtəmɪ) /


nounplural -mies
  1. the surgical cutting or dividing of bone, usually to correct a deformity

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