Transabdominal incision into the peritoneal cavity. SYN: abdominal section, laparotomy (2), ventrotomy. [celio- + G. tome, incision]
- vaginal c. opening the peritoneal cavity through the vagina. SYN: culdotomy (2).

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ce·li·ot·o·my or chiefly Brit coe·li·ot·o·my .sē-lē-'ät-ə-mē n, pl -mies surgical incision of the abdomen

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ce·li·ot·o·my (se″le-otґə-me) laparotomy.

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