Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical division or sectioning of bone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the division of or incision into a bone.

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

  • noun The dissection or anatomy of bones; osteology.
  • noun (Surg.) The operation of dividing a bone or of cutting a piece out of it, -- done to remedy deformity, etc.

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

  • noun surgery The surgical procedure of cutting a bone. This is often performed to either lengthen, shorten, or straighten a bone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surgical sectioning of bone

Etymologies

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osteo- + -tomy

Examples

  • Nearly 100 years ago, a barbaric procedure called osteotomy was sometimes done to surgically shorten tall women by removing several inches of their tibias.

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  • During a trip to Morocco in December, he underwent a procedure known as a metatarsal osteotomy.

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  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

  • My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.

    Count Your Blessings

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