Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, operation for the division of any valve, and specifically for division of the rectal valves.
- n. surgery An incision into a narrowed valve of the heart, in order to restore the proper flow of blood
- n. incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
- valve + -otomy (Wiktionary)
“Surgeons use a procedure called valvotomy to separate fused leaflets in the valve.”
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