corticalosteotomy

cor·ti·cal·os·te·ot·o·my

(kōr'ti-kăl-os'tē-ot'ō-mē),
An osteotomy through the cortex at the base of the dentoalveolar segment, which serves to weaken the resistance of the bone to the application of orthodontic forces.

corticalosteotomy (kôr´tikəlos´tēot´ōmē),

n an osteotomy through the cortex at the base of the dentoalveolar segment, which serves to weaken the resistance of the bone to the application of orthodontic forces.