cryptectomy

[ krĭp-tĕktə-mē ]

n.

Excision or obliteration of a crypt, especially a tonsillar crypt.

Nearby words

  1. crypt-,
  2. cryptaesthesia,
  3. cryptanalysis,
  4. cryptanalytics,
  5. cryptanalyze,
  6. cryptesthesia,
  7. cryptic,
  8. cryptitis,
  9. crypto,
  10. crypto-


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