Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Surg.:
  • n. The operation of cutting the constriction in strangulated hernia.
  • n. An operation formerly employed for the radical cure of inguinal hernia.
  • n. Castration.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek hernia + to cut. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No one will kotow to you, or serenade you on a koto; rather, you'll be threatened with celotomy or colotomy, equally uncomfortable, or with banishment to Cotonou or Cotopani.

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