myotomy

myotomy

[mahy-ot-uh-mee]
noun, plural myotomies. Surgery.
incision of a muscle.

Origin:
1670–80; < Neo-Latin myotomia. See myo-, -tomy

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myotomy my·ot·o·my (mī-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.

  1. Dissection of the muscles.

  2. Surgical division of a muscle.

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