Definition of episiotomy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˌpiːsiˈɒtəmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌpiːsiˈɑːtəmi//
(pl. episiotomies) (medical)
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a cut that is sometimes made at the opening of a woman’s vagina to make the birth of a baby easier or safer Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek epision ‘pubic region’ + -tomy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: episiotomy