Definition of enterotome in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛntərətəʊm/

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  • 1An instrument or device (now typically a pair of scissors with one blunt or rounded blade) used to open the intestines during an autopsy.

  • 2Any of various types of surgical forceps or clamp used to eliminate or reduce an intestinal spur (now rare).


Early 19th century. After French entérotome.