Osteotomy definition

ŏstē-ŏtə-mē
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Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
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The surgical operation of dividing a bone or cutting out a piece of bone.
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Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
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(surgery) The surgical procedure of cutting a bone. This is often performed to either lengthen, shorten, or straighten a bone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
osteotomy
Plural:
osteotomies

Origin of osteotomy

  • osteo- +"Ž -tomy

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