diaphysectomy

[dī-ăf′ĭ-sĕktə-mē, dī′ə-fĭ-]

n.

The partial or complete removal of the shaft of a long bone.

Nearby words

  1. diaphragmatic flutter,
  2. diaphragmatic hernia,
  3. diaphragmatic ligament of mesonephros,
  4. diaphragmatic pleurisy,
  5. diaphragmatocele,
  6. diaphysial aclasis,
  7. diaphysial dysplasia,
  8. diaphysis,
  9. diaphysitis,
  10. diapir


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