symphysiotomy

[ sĭm-fĭz′ē-ŏtə-mē, sĭm′fə-zē- ]

n.

Surgical division of the pubic symphysis, especially to permit the passage of a fetus during delivery.pelviotomy synchondrotomy

Nearby words

  1. symphonize,
  2. symphony,
  3. symphony orchestra,
  4. symphysial,
  5. symphysion,
  6. symphysis,
  7. symphystic,
  8. symplast,
  9. symplegades,
  10. symploce


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