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Pronunciation: sim-fiz'e-ot'o-me

Definition: Division of the pubic joint to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit passage of a living child.

Synonym(s): synchondrotomy

[symphysis + G. tome, incision]

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