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[os-tee-ot-uh-mee] /ˌɒs tiˈɒt ə mi/
noun, plural osteotomies. Surgery
the dividing of a bone, or the excision of part of it.
Origin of osteotomy
1835-45; osteo- + -tomy
Related forms
osteotomist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for osteotomy
  • osteotomy is a surgical procedure used to realign bone and cartilage and reposition the joint.
British Dictionary definitions for osteotomy


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

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

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