apicoectomy

[ ey-pi-koh-ek-tuh-mee, ap-i- ]
/ ˌeɪ pɪ koʊˈɛk tə mi, ˌæp ɪ- /

noun, plural a·pi·co·ec·to·mies. Dentistry.

a surgical procedure to remove the end of a tooth root in endodontic therapy.

Nearby words

  1. apices,
  2. apicitis,
  3. apico-,
  4. apicoalveolar,
  5. apicodental,
  6. apicolysis,
  7. apicomplexan,
  8. apicotomy,
  9. apiculate,
  10. apiculture

Origin of apicoectomy


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Medicine definitions for apicoectomy

apicoectomy

[ ăp′ĭ-kō-ĕktə-mē, ā′pĭ- ]

n.

Surgical removal of a dental root apex.root resection

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