[ tuh-not-uh-mee ]

noun,plural te·not·o·mies.Surgery.
  1. the cutting of a tendon.

Origin of tenotomy

First recorded in 1835–45; teno- + -tomy

Words Nearby tenotomy

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How to use tenotomy in a sentence

  • Double tenotomy of the interni and correction of the hypermetropia effected the cure of the squint.

    Schweigger on Squint | C. Schweigger
  • The chief method for absolute divergent squint is the combination of shortening with tenotomy of the externus.

    Schweigger on Squint | C. Schweigger
  • Moreover, this slight aid given by tenotomy has its ground not solely in the condition of the opposing recti muscles.

    Schweigger on Squint | C. Schweigger
  • Crossed diplopia could be produced with a red glass, tenotomy of the left abducens sufficed to correct it.

    Schweigger on Squint | C. Schweigger
  • Certainly tenotomy of the external rectus of the fixing eye is as a rule also necessary.

    Schweigger on Squint | C. Schweigger

British Dictionary definitions for tenotomy


/ (təˈnɒtəmɪ) /

nounplural -mies
  1. surgical division of a tendon

Derived forms of tenotomy

  • tenotomist, noun

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