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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.