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strabotomy

[struh-bot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural stra·bot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. the operation of cutting one or more of the muscles of the eye to correct strabismus.
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Origin of strabotomy

1855–60; < Greek strabó(s) (see strabismus) + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for strabotomy

strabotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. a former method of treating strabismus by surgical division of one or more muscles of the eye
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Word Origin

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

strabotomy

(strə-bŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical division of one or more of the ocular muscles or their tendons for the correction of strabismus.
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