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.

Nearby words

  1. necrotize,
  2. necrotizing enterocolitis,
  3. necrotizing fasciitis,
  4. necrotizing sialometaplasia,
  5. necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis,
  6. necrotroph,
  7. nectar,
  8. nectareous,
  9. nectareously,
  10. nectariferous

Origin of necrotomy

First recorded in 1895–1900; necro- + -tomy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for necrotomy

necrotomy

/ (nɛˈkrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

dissection of a dead body
surgical excision of dead tissue from a living organism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for necrotomy

necrotomy

[ nə-krŏtə-mē ]

n.

Excision of dead tissue.
Dissection of a dead body.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.