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extirpation

[ ek-ster-pey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛk stərˈpeɪ ʃən /
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noun
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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Medical definitions for extirpation

extirpation
[ ĕk′stər-pāshən ]

n.
The surgical removal of an organ, part of an organ, or diseased tissue.

Other words from extirpation

extir•pate′ v.
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