necrotomy

[ nuh-krot-uh-mee, ne- ]
/ nəˈkrɒt ə mi, nɛ- /

noun, plural ne·crot·o·mies.

Surgery. the excision of necrosed bone.
the dissection of dead bodies.

Origin of necrotomy

First recorded in 1895–1900; necro- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for necrotomy

necrotomy
/ (nɛˈkrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

dissection of a dead body
surgical excision of dead tissue from a living organism
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Medicine definitions for necrotomy

necrotomy
[ nə-krŏtə-mē ]

n.

Excision of dead tissue.
Dissection of a dead body.
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