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- n. The operation of dividing the symphysis pubis to facilitate labour; the Sigualtian section.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The operation of dividing the symphysis pubis for the purpose of facilitating labor; -- formerly called the Sigualtian section.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the operation of dividing the symphysis pubis for the purpose of facilitating labor; the Sigaultian section or operation.
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The well-founded doubts which in preaseptic times many accoucheurs entertained concerning the Caesarean operation, led to so-called symphyseotomy (Jean René Siegualt, 1768) which by widening the pelvis would permit delivery of the fetus.
(1733-1815), the first to recommend artificial premature delivery, and William Osborn (1732-1808), opponent of symphyseotomy and of the