[ puhl-pek-tuh-mee ]
/ pʌlˈpɛk tə mi /

noun, plural pulp·ec·to·mies. Dentistry.

the removal of all the pulp tissue in a tooth in the course of endodontic therapy.

Origin of pulpectomy

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

[ pŭl-pĕktə-mē ]


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