arthrotomy(redirected from arthrotomies)
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incision of a joint.
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Cutting into a joint to expose its interior.
[arthro- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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n. pl. arthroto·mies
Surgical incision into a joint.
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Cutting into a joint.
[arthro-, joint + G. tomē, a cutting]
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