Episiotomy meaning

ĭ-pĭzē-ŏtə-mē, ĭ-pēzē-
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Surgical incision of the perineum during childbirth to facilitate delivery.
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An incision of the perineum, often performed during childbirth to prevent injury to the vagina.
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Surgical incision of the perineum during childbirth to facilitate delivery.
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Surgical incision of the perineum during vaginal childbirth to facilitate delivery.
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(medicine) A surgical incision through the perineum made to enlarge the vagina and assist childbirth.
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Origin of episiotomy

  • Greek epīsion pubic region –tomy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἐπίσιον (epision, “pubis”) +‎ -tomy.

    From Wiktionary