Coeliotomy meaning

Alternative spelling of coeliotomy.
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(surgery) A surgical procedure for making an incision in the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity. Performed either as exploratory surgery, or as the first step in an abdominal operation.
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Origin of coeliotomy

  • From Ancient Greek: κοίλωμα (koiloma, “cavity”) in combination of τέμνω (temnō, “I cut, incise”).

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