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symphysiotomy

symphysiotomy in Medicine

symphysiotomy sym·phys·i·ot·o·my (sĭm-fĭz'ē-ŏt'ə-mē, sĭm'fə-zē-)
n.
Surgical division of the pubic symphysis, especially to permit the passage of a fetus during delivery. Also called pelviotomy, synchondrotomy.

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