meatotomy


meatotomy
n. cutting of the entrance to the urethra (Medicine)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Meatotomy — A meatotomy is a form of penile modificatio …   Wikipedia

  • meatotomy — noun A form of penile modification in which the underside of the glans is split, sometimes performed to alleviate meatal stenosis or urethral stricture …   Wiktionary

  • meatotomy — An incision made to enlarge a meatus, e.g., of the urethra or ureter. [meato + G. tome, incision] * * * me·a·tot·o·my .mē ə tät ə mē n, pl mies incision of the urethral meatus esp. to enlarge it * * * me·a·tot·o·my (me″ …   Medical dictionary

  • meatotomy — /miəˈtɒtəmi/ (say meeuh totuhmee) noun (plural meatotomies) 1. Medicine a surgical procedure for relieving an obstruction to urine or semen flow caused by scar tissue at the tip of the penile urethra. 2. a similar procedure carried out as a form… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Meatotomía — Una meatotomía es una forma de modificación del pene en la cual el lado inferior del glande es dividido. el procedimiento puede ser realizador por un médico para aliviar la estenosis del meato o la estenosis uretral, o por un modificador corporal …   Wikipedia Español

  • Body modification — (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human body for any non medical reason, such as aesthetics, sexual enhancement, a rite of passage, religious reasons, to display group membership or affiliation, to create body art, shock… …   Wikipedia

  • List of surgical procedures — Surgical procedures have long and possibly daunting names. The meaning of many surgical procedure names can often be understood if the name is broken into parts. For example in splenectomy, ectomy is a suffix meaning the removal of a part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of -otomies — The suffix otomy is derived from the Greek suffix τόμος, tómos, meaning cutting, sharp, or separate . Medical procedures Amniotomy Androtomy Bilateral cingulotomy Bronchotomy Clitoridotomy Coeliotomy Colostomy Cordotomy Escharotomy Episiotomy… …   Wikipedia

  • meatotome — A knife with short cutting edge for use in meatotomy. * * * me·ato·tome (me atґə tōm) an instrument for performing meatotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • Clitoridectomy — is the surgical removal of the clitoris. It is rarely needed as a therapeutic medical procedure, such as when cancer has developed in or spread to the clitoris. Most removals of the clitoris occur as female genital mutilation, defined by the… …   Wikipedia


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