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.
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- noun medicine The act or operation of
cutting, to relievethe structurein strangulated hernia.
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Ancient Greek hernia + to cut.
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.