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From Ancient Greek πέος (péos, penis) + -tomy.


peotomy (plural peotomies)

  1. (medicine) removal of the penis
    1999, Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman, page 192:
    An attack by the renowned Brazilian fishlet known as candiru, which likes to swim up a man's urine stream and lodge in the urethra with a ring of retrorse spines preventing its removal, is one of the very rare circumstances in which the doctor will perform the operation, known as peotomy.

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