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Pronunciation: sin-kon'dro-se-ot'o-me

Definition: Operation of cutting through a synchondrosis; specifically, cutting through the sacroiliac ligaments and forcibly closing the arch of the pubes; used in the treatment of exstrophy of the bladder.

[synchondrosis + G. tome, cutting]

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