1. Cutting through the posterior vaginal wall into the cul-de-sac of Douglas. 2. SYN: vaginal celiotomy. [cul-de-sac + G. tome, incision]

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cul·dot·o·my .kəl-'dät-ə-mē, .ku̇l- n, pl -mies surgical incision of the pouch of Douglas

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cul·dot·o·my (kəl-dotґə-me) [cul-de-sac + -tomy] incision into the cul-de-sac (pouch of Douglas); called also posterior colpotomy.

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  • celiotomy — Transabdominal incision into the peritoneal cavity. SYN: abdominal section, laparotomy (2), ventrotomy. [celio + G. tome, incision] vaginal c. opening the peritoneal cavity …   Medical dictionary

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