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Pronunciation: ri-not'o-me


  1. Any cutting operation on the nose.
  2. Operative procedure in which the nose is incised along one side so that it may be turned away to provide full vision of the nasal passages for radical sinus operations.

[rhino- + G. tome, incision, cutting]

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