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[krey-nee-ot-uh-mee] /ˌkreɪ niˈɒt ə mi/

noun, plural craniotomies. Surgery.
the operation of opening the skull, usually for operations on the brain.
noun (pl) -mies
any surgical incision into the skull, esp to expose the brain for neurosurgery
the surgical crushing of a fetal skull to extract a dead fetus

1855, from cranio- + -tomy.

craniotomy cra·ni·ot·o·my (krā’nē-ŏt’ə-mē)
Incision into the skull.
Surgical incision into the skull.


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