from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical incision of the perineum during childbirth to facilitate delivery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A surgical incision through the perineum made to enlarge the vagina and assist childbirth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, incisions into the labia during childbirth, made to relieve dangerous stretching of the perineum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
Greek epīsion, pubic region + -tomy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἐπίσιον ("pubis") + -tomy. (Wiktionary)