osteotomy

[os-tee-ot-uh-mee]
noun, plural osteotomies. Surgery.
the dividing of a bone, or the excision of part of it.

Origin:
1835–45; osteo- + -tomy

osteotomist, noun
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osteotomy (ˌɒstɪˈɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
the surgical cutting or dividing of bone, usually to correct a deformity

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osteotomy os·te·ot·o·my (ŏs'tē-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Surgical division or sectioning of bone.

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Osteotomy is a surgical procedure used to realign bone and cartilage and reposition the joint.
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