from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In surgery, excision of the tongue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun surgery The
surgical removalof all or part of the tongue.
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In fact, you think the move -- which preps you for a BLOOD FEAST-style glossectomy that never happens -- is a bout finisher until Dr. Kutter, in her struggle (but obviously still thinking with the chill practicality of a certified clinician), reaches into a drawer full of medical instruments and grabs a scalpel (standard #10 blade) with a mind toward literally getting this freak off her back.