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Definition of "hysterotomy" []

  • Surgical incision of the uterus, as in a cesarean section. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hysterotomy" in a sentence
  • ""One day I walked into an operating room and they did a hysterotomy, which is a cesarean section, lifted out a baby that was crying and breathing, and put it in a bucket in the corner of the room, and let it die, and pretended nobody heard it," he told the audience."
  • "Exposure of 26-week fetus through hysterotomy revealing sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT)."
  • "Consider: in 1973 a team of Finnish and American scientists decapitated a dozen human fetuses, each aborted live through hysterotomy, and kept the heads alive artificially for study."