colotomy


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colotomy

[kə′läd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Incision of the colon; may be abdominal, lateral, lumbar, or iliac, according to the region of entrance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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