cephalotomy /kef-al-otˈə-mi/ noun
(Gr tomē a cut) the dissection of the head
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Main Entry:cephal-

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  • Cephalotomy — Ceph a*lot o*my, n. 1. Dissection or opening of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Craniotomy; usually applied to bisection of the fetal head with a saw. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cephalotomy — Formerly used operation of cutting into the head of the fetus. * * * ceph·a·lot·o·my (sef″ə lotґə me) [cephalo + tomy] 1. the cutting up of the fetal head to facilitate delivery. 2. dissection of the fetal head …   Medical dictionary

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