American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Surgical incision of the perineum during childbirth to facilitate delivery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, incisions into the labia during childbirth, made to relieve dangerous stretching of the perineum.
- n. medicine A surgical incision through the perineum made to enlarge the vagina and assist childbirth.
- n. surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
- From Ancient Greek ἐπίσιον ("pubis") + -tomy. (Wiktionary)
- Greek epīsion, pubic region + -tomy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When I the word episiotomy, I pushed with all my might, and the baby's head and right hand slipped out.”
“An episiotomy is a procedure wherein the doctor takes a pair of scissors and cuts you down there!”
“An episiotomy is a surgical incision of the perineum that enlarges the vaginal outlet.”
“An episiotomy is a surgical incision of the vulva to prevent tearing during the second stage of labor.”
“An episiotomy is a cut made to enlarge the vaginal opening so that the baby can get out more easily.”
“An episiotomy is an incision made along the perineum, which is the area between the vagina and the rectum, to allow more room for the baby.”
“An episiotomy is a cut made with scissors from your vagina toward your rectum.”
“After seeing these cakes, I am surprised no one worked terms like "episiotomy" or "back labor" onto the cake at the shower.”
“Last year, the TV presenter Claudia Winkleman memorably declared that she wasn't daunted about taking over Film 2010 from Jonathan Ross because: "Once you've had an episiotomy, you don't give a toss about anything… I'll be saying to myself as we go live, 'At least this isn't going to end in stitches.”
“I learned early in my career that if I was delivering a women who had had a previous clitorectomy, I needed to cut a good episiotomy, even if she had had prior children, because the scarred upper portion of her genital tract would massively tear at delivery.”
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denoting an instrument for cutting; denoting a section or fragment
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