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+ Greek ... to cut.]
An instrument for cutting into the urethra so as to enlarge its orifice.
<surgery> An instrument for cutting into the urethra so as to enlarge its orifice. ... Origin: Meatus + Gr. To cut. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
• (n.) An instrument for cutting into the urethra so as to enlarge its orifice.
Type: Term Pronunciation: mē-at′ō-tōm Definitions: 1. A knife with short cutting edge for use in meatotomy.
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