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

 

episiotomy

 noun
noun
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 Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek epision ‘pubic region’ + -tomy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: episiotomy