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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical removal of all or part of an organ, tissue, or structure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surgical excision of part of a tissue
  • n. A method of finding one's position by using a map and compass

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of cutting or paring off.
  • n. The removal of the articular extremity of a bone, or of the ends of the bones in a false articulation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of cutting or paring off; specifically, in surgery, the removal of the articular extremity of a bone, or of the ends of the bones in a false articulation; excision of a portion of some part, as of a bone or nerve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical removal of part of a structure or organ

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