noun, plural os·te·ot·o·mies. Surgery.

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

Origin of osteotomy

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

the surgical cutting or dividing of bone, usually to correct a deformity
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Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
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