mucosectomy

[ myōō′kə-sĕktə-mē ]

n.

Excision of the mucosa, usually of the rectum prior to ileoanal anastomosis for treatment of ulcerative colitis.

Nearby words

  1. mucor,
  2. mucormycosis,
  3. mucosa,
  4. mucosanguineous,
  5. mucose,
  6. mucoserous,
  7. mucoserous cell,
  8. mucosity,
  9. mucosulfatidosis,
  10. mucous


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