syndesmectomy

syndesmectomy

[sin-dez-mek-tuh-mee, -des-]
noun, plural syndesmectomies. Surgery.
excision of part of a ligament.

Origin:
< Greek sýndesm(os) bond, fastening (syn- syn- + des-, variant stem of deîn to bind (see syndesis) + -mos noun suffix) + -ectomy

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syndesmectomy syn·des·mec·to·my (sĭn'děz-měk'tə-mē, -děs-)
n.
The cutting away of a section of a ligament.

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