tenotomy

[ tuh-not-uh-mee ]
/ təˈnɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural te·not·o·mies. Surgery.

the cutting of a tendon.

Nearby words

  1. tenostosis,
  2. tenosuspension,
  3. tenosuture,
  4. tenosynovectomy,
  5. tenosynovitis,
  6. tenovaginitis,
  7. tenpenny,
  8. tenpin,
  9. tenpin bowling,
  10. tenpins

Origin of tenotomy

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

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British Dictionary definitions for tenotomy

tenotomy

/ (təˈnɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical division of a tendon
Derived Formstenotomist, noun

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Medicine definitions for tenotomy

tenotomy

[ tĕ-nŏtə-mē ]

n.

The surgical division of a tendon to correct a deformity caused by congenital or acquired shortening of a muscle, as for the correction of strabismus.tendotomy

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