1. (Science: procedure) division of a capsule as around a breast implant.
2. Creation of an opening through a capsule; e.g., of a scar that might form around a foreign body.
3. Specifically, incision of the capsule of the lens in the extracapsular cataract operation.
Origin: L. Capsula, capsule, _ g. Tome, a cutting
renal capsulotomy, incision of the capsule of the kidney.