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celiotomy

[see-lee-ot-uh-mee] /ˌsi liˈɒt ə mi/
noun, plural celiotomies. Surgery
1.
laparotomy (def 2).
Origin
< Greek koilí(a) bowels (see celiac + -o- + -tomy
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celiotomy ce·li·ot·o·my (sē'lē-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Incision of the abdomen. Also called abdominal section, laparotomy, ventrotomy.

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