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- n. Special knife used in a hysterectomy
- n. Obsolete spelling of hysterotomy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for cutting the uterus; especially, a knife or scissors for enlarging the cervical canal of the uterus.
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In performing this operation, we use a cutting instrument called the hysterotome (see Figs. 4 and 5).
If the neck is only slightly elongated, this consists in dividing the slim projecting part, by the use of the _hysterotome_, If it be a more aggravated case, a portion of the womb must be removed.