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circular amputation

circular amputation in Medicine

circular amputation cir·cu·lar amputation (sûr'kyə-lər)
n.
Amputation performed by making a circular incision through the skin, higher up through the muscles, and continuing even higher through the bone but staying vertical to the long axis of the limb.

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