ostectomy

[ o-stek-tuh-mee ]

noun,plural os·tec·to·mies.Surgery.
  1. excision of part or all of a bone.

Origin of ostectomy

1
First recorded in 1890–95; ost(e)- + -ectomy
  • Also os·te·ec·to·my [os-tee-ek-tuh-mee]. /ˌɒs tiˈɛk tə mi/.

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