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Meaning of "episiotomy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EPISIOTOMY

From episio-, from Greek epision pubic region + -tomy.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EPISIOTOMY

episiotomy  [əˌpiːzɪˈɒtəmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPISIOTOMY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Episiotomy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EPISIOTOMY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Episiotomy

An episiotomy, also known as perineotomy, is a planned, surgical incision on the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall during second stage of labor. The incision, which can be done at a 90 degree angle from the vulva towards the anus or at an angle from the posterior end of the vulva, is performed under local anesthetic, and is sutured closed after delivery. It is one of the most common medical procedures performed on women, and although its routine use in childbirth has steadily declined in recent decades, it is still widely practiced in many parts of the world including Latin America, Poland, Bulgaria, India and Qatar.

Definition of episiotomy in the English dictionary

The definition of episiotomy in the dictionary is surgical incision into the perineum during the late stages of labour to prevent its laceration during childbirth and to make delivery easier.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPISIOTOMY


amniotomy
ˌæmnɪˈɒtəmɪ
arteriotomy
ɑːˌtɪərɪˈɒtəmɪ
craniotomy
ˌkreɪnɪˈɒtəmɪ
dichotomy
daɪˈkɒtəmɪ
embryotomy
ˌɛmbrɪˈɒtəmɪ
herniotomy
ˌhɜːnɪˈɒtəmɪ
laparotomy
ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ
lobotomy
ləʊˈbɒtəmɪ
osteotomy
ˌɒstɪˈɒtəmɪ
ovariotomy
əʊˌvɛərɪˈɒtəmɪ
phlebotomy
flɪˈbɒtəmɪ
rachiotomy
ˌreɪkɪˈɒtəmɪ
rhizotomy
raɪˈzɒtəmɪ
stereotomy
ˌstɛrɪˈɒtəmɪ
symphyseotomy
ˌsɪmfɪzɪˈɒtəmɪ
symphysiotomy
ˌsɪmfɪzɪˈɒtəmɪ
thoracotomy
ˌθɔːrəˈkɒtəmɪ
tracheotomy
ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ
vagotomy
væˈɡɒtəmɪ
zootomy
zəʊˈɒtəmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPISIOTOMY

episcopant
episcopate
episcope
episcopise
episcopize
episcopy
episematic
episemon
episepalous
episiotomies
episode
episodic
episodic memory
episodical
episodically
episomal
episomally
episome
epispastic
episperm

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPISIOTOMY

anatomy
autotomy
cephalotomy
cordotomy
costotomy
cystotomy
enterotomy
gastrotomy
hysterotomy
iridotomy
lithotomy
microtomy
myringotomy
neurotomy
oncotomy
radial keratotomy
scotomy
syringotomy
tenotomy
trichotomy
varicotomy

Synonyms and antonyms of episiotomy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «episiotomy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPISIOTOMY

Find out the translation of episiotomy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of episiotomy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «episiotomy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

会阴切开术
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

episiotomía
570 millions of speakers

English

episiotomy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भगछेदन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بضع الفرج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эпизиотомия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

episiotomia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

episiotomy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épisiotomie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Episiotomi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dammschnitt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

会陰切開術
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

외음 절개술
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Episiotomi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cắt tầng sinh môn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

episiotomy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एपीसीओटमी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

epizyotomi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

episiotomia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nacięcia krocza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

епізіотомія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epiziotomie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περινεοτομή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

episiotomie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

episiotomi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

episiotomi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of episiotomy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPISIOTOMY»

The term «episiotomy» is regularly used and occupies the 55.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPISIOTOMY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about episiotomy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPISIOTOMY»

Discover the use of episiotomy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to episiotomy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Episiotomy: Challenging Obstetric Interventions
Key features of the book: presents a cross-national case study of episiotomy challenges the tradition of routine intervention brings together international statistics into one source offers practical suggestions for effecting change ...
Ian D. Graham, 1997
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Learning to Code with ICD-9-CM for Health Information ...
Episiotomy (code 73.6) involves an incision of the perineum and subsequent suture repair (episiorrhaphy) after delivery. If the incision extends or tears during the delivery, it is classified as an obstetric laceration. Code 75.69 (repair of a current ...
Thomas J. Falen, Aaron Liberman, 2006
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Infectious Diseases of the Female Genital Tract
Infections. of. Episiotomy. and. Repaired. Perineal. Laceration. Infection complicating these procedures may be severe. Because the anatomic structures of the perineum are the same as those of the abdominal wall, episiotomy infections are ...
Richard L. Sweet, Ronald S. Gibbs, 2009
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Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
Episiotomy and Perineum To assess the episiotomy and perineal area, position the woman on her side with her top leg flexed upward at the knee and drawn up toward her waist. If necessary, use a penlight to provide adequate lighting during  ...
Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle, 2009
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Clinical Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Postpartum infection arising from an episiotomy site is a rare but potentially fatal condition. An episiotomy is a contaminated wound; yet clinical infection manifests in only 0.035-3% of patients43,46. Life-threatening infection associated with ...
Hung N. Winn, John C. Hobbins, 2000
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Maternity Nursing Care
The need to perform an episiotomy is determined by the primary caregiver's assessment of the perineum and the fetal response to the stress of labor (Figure 15—25). Local anesthesia can be injected before the episiotomy, if needed.
Lynna Littleton-Gibbs, Joan Engebretson, 2012
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Introductory Maternity Nursing
Figure 11.2 Two basic types of episiotomy. (A) Midline episiotomy extends straight down into the true perineum. (B) Mediolateral episiotomy angles to the right or the left of the perineum. • Figure 11.3 Delivery assisted by vacuum extraction.
N. Jayne Klossner, 2006
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Varney's Midwifery
During labor, when it becomes apparent that an episiotomy may be indicated, the midwife should discuss the indication and recommendation with the woman and her support personnel. Continuous communication as the procedure is ...
Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, Jan M. Kriebs, 2013
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Delmar's Maternal-infant Nursing Care Plans
Episiotomy is an intentional incision into the perineum designed to facilitate birth and avoid perineal lacerations. Midline episiotomy is the most common procedure in the United States. Mediolateral episiotomy is an incision from the midline of ...
Karla L. Luxner, 2005
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Manual of Obstetrics
EpisiotomyEpisiotomy has traditionally been one of the most frequently performed obstetric procedures and has been one of the more controversial. This incision of the perineum enlarges the vaginal orifice at the time of delivery. The incision ...
Arthur T. Evans, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPISIOTOMY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term episiotomy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bullied, Powerless, and Defeated: 45 Women Share Their Striking …
Eventually, doctors presented her with what she found to be a harrowing choice: C-section, or a vaginal birth with a vacuum and an episiotomy. «Yahoo Parenting, Jul 15»
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TRANSCRIPT: An Interview with Max Blumenthal on the One Year …
It was really the episiotomy of a new Middle East. And then Operation Cast Lead starts taking place. All of my colleagues at The Nation ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jul 15»
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NHS Okays 17 healthcare innovations; to be rolled out to patients …
Dharmesh Karpoor for EPISCISSORS-60 – episiotomy scissors and SUPPORT training programme for a safer childbirth. Francis White for ... «Techie News, Jul 15»
4
Birth injury series - assisted or instrumental delivery
An episiotomy or cut of the mother's perineum (the area between the vaginal opening and the anus) may sometimes be required just before the ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
5
One day in spring
That syringe was the local anaesthesia for an episiotomy. Another nurse, the nurse and the patient learnt the hard way, was unacquainted with ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
6
Having A Baby? Big Differences In Hospital Quality Across …
Episiotomy (a surgical cut to enlarge the vaginal opening) – Almost half (47 percent) of hospitals in Massachusetts are above 5 percent, which ... «WBUR, Jul 15»
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Having A Baby? Compare Childbirth At Mass. Hospitals
Doctors may perform an episiotomy to speed a delivery if a baby is in distress. Some doctors say that younger obstetricians generally don't ... «WBUR, Jul 15»
8
US Navy midwife's Pacific experience
I was handed some numbing medication for the anticipated episiotomy since it was her first baby, but I advised that, based on current literature, ... «Fiji Times, Jun 15»
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Date Night - The Before and After Kids Comparison
(Don't accidentally post an episiotomy selfie after too much Zinger Tower/Jaeger combos... #awkward.) And remember to drink way too much ... «Huffington Post UK, Jun 15»
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Babes with babies
There may be stretch marks, scar tissue where the episiotomy was located, a bladder that leaks when she coughs, laughs or jumps too much, ... «Coeur d'Alene Press, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Episiotomy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/episiotomy>. Jul 2020 ».
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