episiotomy

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπίσιον (epísion, pubis) +‎ -tomy.

Noun[edit]

episiotomy (plural episiotomies)

  1. (medicine) A surgical incision through the perineum made to enlarge the vagina and assist childbirth.
    • 2011, Caitlin Moran, How to be a Woman:
      The following eight hours were the worst of my life that haven't ended in an episiotomy.

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