an incision of the perineum, often performed during childbirth to prevent injury to the vagina
Origin of episiotomyfrom Classical Greek epision, pubic region + -tomy
Surgical incision of the perineum during childbirth to facilitate delivery.
Origin of episiotomyGreek epīsion pubic region -tomy
From Ancient Greek ἐπίσιον (epision, “pubis”) + -tomy.