noun, plural stra·bot·o·mies. Surgery.

the operation of cutting one or more of the muscles of the eye to correct strabismus.

Origin of strabotomy

1855–60; < Greek strabó(s) (see strabismus) + -tomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for strabotomy


noun plural -mies

a former method of treating strabismus by surgical division of one or more muscles of the eye

Word Origin for strabotomy

C19: from French strabotomie, from Greek strabos squinting + -tomy
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strabotomy in Medicine




Surgical division of one or more of the ocular muscles or their tendons for the correction of strabismus.
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