Definition of embryotomy in English:

embryotomy

noun

  • Obstetrics and Veterinary Medicine. Perforation of the head of a fetus or dismembering of a fetus in order to facilitate its removal from the mother, especially in cases of obstructed labour or fetal death; an instance of this.

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin embryotomia from Hellenistic Greek ἐμβρυοτομία from ancient Greek ἔμβρυον + -τομία.

Pronunciation

embryotomy

/ˌɛmbrɪˈɒtəmi/