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- n. The operations involved in the removal of parts of the body.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In old writers, the operations concerned in the removal of parts of the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine and surgery, the removal from the body of anything that is useless or injurious by evacuation, extraction, excision, etc.
From Ancient Greek a taking away. (Wiktionary)