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pubiotomy

Pronunciation: pyu'be-ot'o-me

Definition: Severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a living child.

[L. pubis, pubic bone, + G. tome, incision]

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