lipectomy

lipectomy

[li-pek-tuh-mee, lahy-]
noun, plural lipectomies. Surgery.
the surgical removal of fatty tissue.


Origin:
lip- + -ectomy

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lipectomy lip·ec·to·my (lĭ-pěk'tə-mē, lī-)
n.
Excision of subcutaneous fatty tissue.

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