Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek hernia + to cut.

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.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 2

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