abdominal section


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section

 [sek´shun]
1. an act of cutting.
2. a cut surface.
3. a segment or subdivision of an organ.
abdominal section laparotomy; incision of the abdominal wall.
cesarean section delivery of a fetus by incision through the abdominal wall and uterus; see also cesarean section.
frontal section a section through the body passing at right angles to the median plane, dividing the body into dorsal and ventral parts.
frozen section a specimen cut by microtome from tissue that has been frozen; see also frozen section.
perineal section external urethrotomy.
sagittal section a section through the body coinciding with the sagittal suture, thus dividing the body into right and left halves.
serial s's histologic sections of a specimen made in consecutive order and so arranged for the purpose of microscopic examination.
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ce·li·ot·o·my

(sē'lē-ot'ō-mē),
Transabdominal incision into the peritoneal cavity.
[celio- + G. tomē, incision]
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abdominal section

n.
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abdominal section

(1) Laparotomy. 
(2) Caesarean section.
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ce·li·ot·o·my

(sē'lē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Transabdominal incision into the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): abdominal section, laparotomy (2) , ventrotomy, coeliotomy.
[celio- + G. tomē, incision]
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