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Medical Term:

celiotomy

Pronunciation: sē′lē-ot′ō-mē

Definition: Transabdominal incision into the peritoneal cavity.

Synonym(s): abdominal section, laparotomy2, ventrotomy

[celio- + G. tomē, incision]

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