1. Incision of the tarsal cartilage of an eyelid. 2. Rarely used term for any operation on the tarsus of the foot. [tarso- + G. tome, incision]

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tar·sot·o·my (tahr-sotґə-me) [tarso- + -tomy] blepharotomy.

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  • Tarsotomy — Tar*sot o*my, n. [Tarsus + Gr. ? to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of cutting or removing the tarsal cartilages. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blepharotomy — A cutting operation on an eyelid. [blepharo + G. tome, incision] * * * bleph·a·rot·o·my .blef ə rät ə mē n, pl mies surgical incision of an eyelid * * * bleph·a·rot·o·my (blef″ə rotґə me) surgical incision of an eyelid; tarsotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • tarsotomía — Eng. Tarsotomy Incisión quirúrgica del tarso …   Diccionario de oftalmología

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