Definition of Myotomy

1. Noun. Surgical incision or division of a muscle.




Definition of Myotomy

1. n. The dissection, or that part of anatomy which treats of the dissection, of muscles.

Definition of Myotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure of cutting or making an incision in a muscle or muscular organ. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) An anatomical dissection of a body, especially one used for instructional purposes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Myotomy

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1. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1842)
"It is certainly a curious feature of the surgery of the last few years, this passion for dividing muscles and tendons, or for myotomy, as the operation has ..."

2. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1862)
"On the cure of Short-sightedness, or Intraocular myotomy. ... Intraocular myotomy is a safe and expeditious method of relieving myopia. ..."

3. Lectures on Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics: A Handbook for Students and by Theodor Billroth (1878)
"Tenotomy and myotomy. Division of fascia and ligaments. Gymnastics. Electricity. Artificial muscles. Instrumental support. GENTLEMEN,—We have to consider ..."

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