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osteotomy

[ os-tee-ot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌɒs tiˈɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural os·te·ot·o·mies.Surgery.

the dividing of a bone, or the excision of part of it.

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Origin of osteotomy

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) /

noun plural -mies

the surgical cutting or dividing of bone, usually to correct a deformity
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Medical definitions for osteotomy

osteotomy
[ ŏs′tē-ŏtə-mē ]

n.

Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
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