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myotomy

 [mi-ot´ah-me]
cutting or dissection of muscular tissue or of a muscle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·ot·o·my

(mī-ot'ō-mē),
1. Anatomy or dissection of the muscles.
2. Surgical division of a muscle.
[myo- + G. tomē, excision]
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myotomy

(mī-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. myoto·mies
Surgical incision of a muscle.
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my·ot·o·my

(mī-ot'ŏ-mē)
1. Anatomy or dissection of the muscles.
2. Surgical division of a muscle.
[myo- + G. tomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

myotomy

The surgical division or dissection of a muscle. It is done to reduce the pull of an extraocular muscle in the correction of strabismus. See myectomy; strabismus surgery.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

my·ot·o·my

(mī-ot'ŏ-mē)
1. Anatomy or dissection of the muscles.
2. Surgical division of a muscle.
[myo- + G. tomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012