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necrotomy

[nuh-krot-uh-mee, ne-] /nəˈkrɒt ə mi, nɛ-/
noun, plural necrotomies.
1.
Surgery. the excision of necrosed bone.
2.
the dissection of dead bodies.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; necro- + -tomy
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necrotomy

/nɛˈkrɒtəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
dissection of a dead body
2.
surgical excision of dead tissue from a living organism
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necrotomy in Medicine

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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