Sym`phy*se*ot"o*my\, n. [NL. symphysis pubis + Gr. ? to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of dividing the symphysis pubis for the purpose of facilitating labor; -- formerly called the Sigualtian section. [Written also symphysotomy.] --Dunglison.
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