ostectomy

[ o-stek-tuh-mee ]
/ ɒˈstɛk tə mi /

noun, plural os·tec·to·mies.Surgery.

excision of part or all of a bone.

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Also os·te·ec·to·my [os-tee-ek-tuh-mee]. /ˌɒs tiˈɛk tə mi/.

Origin of ostectomy

First recorded in 1890–95; ost(e)- + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for ostectomy

ostectomy
[ ŏs-tĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of a bone or part of a bone.
In dentistry, resection of supporting osseous structures to eliminate periodontal pockets.
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