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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical excision of dead tissue.
  • noun Dissection of a dead body.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dissection of dead bodies.
  • noun A surgical operation for the removal of necrosed bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The dissection of dead bodies; also, excision of necrosed bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The dissection of a cadaver.
  • noun medicine The surgical removal of dead tissue, especially bone.

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