debulking operation

[ dē-bŭlkĭng ]

n.

The excision of a major part of a malignant tumor that cannot be completely removed surgically, performed to enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Nearby words

  1. dextrogyration,
  2. dextromanual,
  3. dextropedal,
  4. dextroposition,
  5. dextrorotation,
  6. dextrorse,
  7. dextrorsely,
  8. dextrose,
  9. dextrosinistral,
  10. dextrotorsion


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