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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: te-not'o-me

Definition: The surgical division of a tendon for relief of a deformity caused by congenital or acquired shortening of a muscle, as in clubfoot or strabismus.

Synonym(s): tendotomy

[teno- + G. tome, incision]

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