Surgical severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, especially to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a fetus during childbirth.pelviotomy

Nearby words

  1. pubic bone,
  2. pubic crest,
  3. pubic louse,
  4. pubic region,
  5. pubic symphysis,
  6. pubis,
  7. publ.,
  8. public,
  9. public access,
  10. public accountant

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