Definition of enterotomy in US English:

enterotomy

noun

rare
  • The surgical cutting open of the intestine.

    • ‘Surgical intervention consisted of partial jejunectomy with primary anastomosis after failed attempts at reduction; enterotomy removed the remaining palpable masses from the small intestine.’
    • ‘Treatment is by laparotomy and ‘milking’ the obstructing stone into the colon or by enterotomy and extraction.’

Pronunciation

enterotomy

/ˌɛn(t)əˈrɑdəmi//ˌen(t)əˈrädəmē/