- Division of a capsule, as around a breast implant or through scar tissue that might form around a foreign body.
- Creation of an opening through a capsule; frequently done to gain entry into a joint.
- Incision of the capsule of the lens in the extracapsular cataract operation.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. tomē, a cutting]
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.