pubiotomy

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pubiotomy pu·bi·ot·o·my (pyōō'bē-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Surgical severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, especially to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a fetus during childbirth. Also called pelviotomy.

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