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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia.
- Ancient Greek hernia + to cut. (Wiktionary)
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