episiorrhaphy e·pis·i·or·rha·phy (ĭ-pĭz’ē-ôr’ə-fē, ĭ-pē’zē-)
Suture of a lacerated vulva.
episiostenosis e·pis·i·o·ste·no·sis (ĭ-pĭz’ē-ō-stə-nō’sĭs, ĭ-pē’zē-) n. Contraction or narrowing of the vulvar orifice.
[uh-pee-zee-ot-uh-mee, ep-uh-sahy-] /əˌpi ziˈɒt ə mi, ˌɛp ə saɪ-/ noun, plural episiotomies. Obstetrics, Surgery. 1. an incision into the perineum and vagina to allow sufficient clearance for birth. /əˌpiːzɪˈɒtəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical incision into the perineum during the late stages of labour to prevent its laceration during childbirth and to make delivery easier […]
[ep-uh-sohd, -zohd] /ˈɛp əˌsoʊd, -ˌzoʊd/ noun 1. an incident in the course of a series of events, in a person’s life or experience, etc. 2. an incident, scene, etc., within a narrative, usually fully developed and either integrated within the main story or digressing from it. 3. one of a number of loosely connected, but […]
[ep-uh-sod-ik, -zod-] /ˌɛp əˈsɒd ɪk, -ˈzɒd-/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of an . 2. divided into separate or tenuously related parts or sections; loosely connected: an episodic novel. 3. occurring sporadically or incidentally. /ˌɛpɪˈsɒdɪk/ adjective 1. resembling or relating to an episode 2. divided into or composed of episodes 3. irregular, […]