embryotomy


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embryotomy

 [em″bre-ot´ah-me]
dismemberment of the fetus in difficult labor in which a normal delivery is impossible.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

em·bry·ot·o·my

(em'brē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Any mutilating operation on the fetus to make possible its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.
[embryo- + G. tomē, cutting]
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embryotomy

(ĕm′brē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
The cutting of the fetus while in the uterus to aid its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.
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em·bry·ot·o·my

(em'brē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Any mutilating operation on the fetus to make possible its removal when delivery is impossible by natural means.
[embryo- + G. tomē, cutting]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

embryotomy

Reduction of the head of an impacted dead fetus within the womb in order to aid removal.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Boyle Jr.: "Praeter intentionem in Aquinas," Thomist 42 (1978) 649-65; "Double Effect and a Certain Type of Embryotomy," Irish Theological Quarterly 44 (1977) 303-18; "Towards Understanding the Principle of Double Effect," Ethics 90 (1980) 527-38; "Who Is Entitled to Double Effect?" Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (1991) 475-94.
(106.) Joseph Boyle, Double-effect and a Certain Type of Embryotomy, 44 IRISH THEOLOGICAL Q.
For a different reading of Thomas on this matter, see Joseph Boyle, "Double Effect and a Certain Type of Embryotomy," Irish Theological Quarterly 44 (1977) 303-18, and his "Praeter Intentionem in Aquinas," Thomist 42 (1978) 649-65.