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Severance of the pubic bone a few centimeters lateral to the symphysis, in order to increase the capacity of a contracted pelvis sufficiently to permit the passage of a living child.
Synonym: gigli's operation, pelviotomy, pelvitomy.
Origin: L. Pubis, pubic bone, _ G. Tome, incision
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