from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical division or sectioning of bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. surgical sectioning of bone


osteo- + -tomy (Wiktionary)



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