cheilectomy

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cheilectomy chei·lec·to·my or chi·lec·to·my (kī-lěk'tə-mē)
n.

  1. Excision of a portion of the lip.

  2. The chiseling away of bony irregularities on the lips of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.

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