noun, plural embryotomies. Surgery.
dismemberment of a fetus, when natural delivery is impossible, in order to effect its removal.

1715–25; < French embryotomie. See embryo-, -tomy

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embryotomy em·bry·ot·o·my (ěm'brē-ŏt'ə-mē)
The cutting of the fetus while in the uterus to aid its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.

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