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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.
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Origin of osteotomy

First recorded in 1835–45; osteo- + -tomy
Related formsos·te·ot·o·mist, noun
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osteotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. the surgical cutting or dividing of bone, usually to correct a deformity
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osteotomy in Medicine

osteotomy

(ŏs′tē-ŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
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