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necrotomy

[nuh-krot-uh-mee, ne-]
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noun, plural ne·crot·o·mies.
  1. Surgery. the excision of necrosed bone.
  2. the dissection of dead bodies.
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Origin of necrotomy

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

necrotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. dissection of a dead body
  2. surgical excision of dead tissue from a living organism
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necrotomy in Medicine

necrotomy

(nə-krŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Excision of dead tissue.
  2. Dissection of a dead body.
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