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enterotomy Line breaks: en¦ter|ot¦omy
Pronunciation: /ˌɛntəˈrɒtəmi/

Definition of enterotomy in English:


[mass noun] rare
The surgical cutting open of the intestine.
Example sentences
  • Surgical intervention consisted of partial jejunectomy with primary anastomosis after failed attempts at reduction; enterotomy removed the remaining palpable masses from the small intestine.
  • Treatment is by laparotomy and ‘milking’ the obstructing stone into the colon or by enterotomy and extraction.

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