odontectomy

[ō′dŏn-tĕktə-mē]

n.

Removal of teeth by the bending back of a mucoperiosteal flap and excision of bone from around the root before the application of force to remove the tooth.

Nearby words

  1. outen,
  2. outer,
  3. outer automorphism,
  4. outer bar,
  5. outer barrister,
  6. outer garments,
  7. outer hebrides,
  8. outer mongolia,
  9. outer planet,
  10. outer product


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