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Pronunciation: yu-re'thro-ves'i-ko-pek'se

Definition: Surgical suspension of the urethra and the base of the bladder from the posterior surface of the pubic symphysis (or anterior abdominal wall or Cooper ligament) for correction of urinary stress incontinence.

[urethro- + L. vesica, bladder, + G. pexis, fixation]

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