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ostectomy

[o-stek-tuh-mee] /ɒˈstɛk tə mi/
noun, plural ostectomies. Surgery
1.
excision of part or all of a bone.
Also, osteectomy
[os-tee-ek-tuh-mee] /ˌɒs tiˈɛk tə mi/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; ost(e)- + -ectomy
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ostectomy in Medicine

ostectomy os·tec·to·my (ŏs-těk'tə-mē)
n.

  1. Surgical removal of a bone or part of a bone.

  2. In dentistry, resection of supporting osseous structures to eliminate periodontal pockets.

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