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 (ĭ-pĭz′ē-ŏt′ə-mē, ĭ-pē′zē-)
n. pl. e·pis·i·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the perineum during childbirth to facilitate delivery.

[Greek epīsion, pubic region + -tomy.]
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n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the perineum during the late stages of labour to prevent its laceration during childbirth and to make delivery easier
[C20: from episio-, from Greek epision pubic region + -tomy]
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(əˌpi ziˈɒt ə mi, ˌɛp ə saɪ-)

n., pl. -mies.
a surgical incision into the perineum and vagina to allow sufficient clearance for childbirth.
[1875–80; < Greek episio(n) pubic region + -tomy]
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A surgical cut made in the perineum to enlarge the vaginal opening during childbirth.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.episiotomy - surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
perineotomy - surgical incision into the perineum
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nDammschnitt m, → Episiotomie f
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n. episiotomía, incisión del perineo durante el parto para evitar desgarros.
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n (pl -mies) episiotomía
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