Definition of Colotomy

1. n. An operation for opening the colon



Definition of Colotomy

1. a surgical incision of the colon [n -MIES]

Medical Definition of Colotomy

1. Incision into the colon. Origin: colo-+ G. Tome, incision (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colotomy

colossuses
colossæum
colossæums
colostomies
colostomy
colostomy bag
colostral
colostration
colostric
colostrorrhoea
colostrous
colostrum
colostrum corpuscle
colostrums
colotomies
colotomy (current term)
colour
colour'd
colour-blind
colour-blindness
colour-contrast microscope
colour-coordinated
colour-fast
colour TV
colour TV tube
colour aberration
colour agnosia
colour bar
colour bars
colour blind

Literary usage of Colotomy

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1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"LUMBAR VERSUS ILIAC colotomy. BY JOHN B. DEAVER, MD, ... Having performed both lumbar and iliac colotomy, I am convinced that, in the majority of cases, ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"A notable improvement is the addition of numerous very good woodcuts of the apparatus described in the text. colotomy, Inguinal ..."

3. Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Rectum, Anus, and Contiguous Textures by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1896)
"I INTEND to set forth as plainly as possible the advantages and the disadvantages of colotomy as a whole; to show the good points or the demerits of the ..."

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