Biology, Ecology. (of a species) the state or condition of having become locally or regionally extinct: Forest elephants in Central Africa have experienced a 65 percent reduction in their populations, and extirpation is imminent if the poaching rate persists.
Medicine/Medical. the removal or excision of a tumor, organ, etc.:Minor controllable bleeding was the only noted complication associated with lymph node extirpation in two of the thirty-nine performed procedures.
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How to use extirpation in a sentence
It was a contest for extirpation, and ere it ended the flower of the English and the chivalry of the Indians were laid low.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Hundreds of the ablest judges were selected for the extirpation of this crime.The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
They may be operated on by means of incision or extirpation.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
Margaret herself had been purposely kept in ignorance of the plan for the extirpation of the Protestants.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
What prolific sources of disease are not those mineral and vegetable poisons, that have been introduced for its extirpation!Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott