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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osteectomy in Medicine


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