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incision of the vagina and perineum.
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Surgical incision of the vulva to prevent laceration at the time of delivery or to facilitate vaginal surgery.
Synonym(s): vaginoperineotomy
[episio- + G. tomē, incision]
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Surgical division of the outlet of the vagina and of the adjacent portion of the perineum to facilitate childbirth.
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Division of the posterior aspect of the vagina and adjacent portion of the perineum to facilitate childbirth.
[vagino- + perineum, + G. tomē, incision]
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