necrotomy

necrotomy

[nuh-krot-uh-mee, ne-]
noun, plural necrotomies.
1.
Surgery. the excision of necrosed bone.
2.
the dissection of dead bodies.

Origin:
1895–1900; necro- + -tomy

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necrotomy (nɛˈkrɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  dissection of a dead body
2.  surgical excision of dead tissue from a living organism

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necrotomy ne·crot·o·my (nə-krŏt'ə-mē, ně-)
n.

  1. Excision of dead tissue.

  2. Dissection of a dead body.

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