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symphysiotomy

(sĭm-fĭz′ē-ŏtə-mē, sĭm′fə-zē-)
n.
  1. Surgical division of the pubic symphysis, especially to permit the passage of a fetus during delivery.pelviotomy synchondrotomy
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  • Of these two operations, symphysiotomy is steadily being replaced by caesarean section.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4

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