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pulpectomy

[ puhl-pek-tuh-mee ]
/ pʌlˈpɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural pulp·ec·to·mies.Dentistry.
the removal of all the pulp tissue in a tooth in the course of endodontic therapy.

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Origin of pulpectomy

First recorded in 1920–25; pulp + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for pulpectomy

pulpectomy
[ pŭl-pĕktə-mē ]

n.
Removal of the dental pulp, including that in the roots.
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