noun, plural herniotomies. Surgery.
correction of a hernia by a cutting procedure.

1805–15; hernio- + -tomy

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herniotomy her·ni·ot·o·my (hûr'nē-ŏt'ə-mē)
The surgical correction of a hernia by cutting through a band of tissue that constricts it. Also called celotomy.

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