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[ 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.

Nearby words

pulp nodule, pulp plaster, pulp stone, pulp test, pulpboard, pulpectomy, pulpifaction, pulping, pulpit, pulpiteer, pulpiter

Origin of pulpectomy

First recorded in 1920–25; pulp + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for pulpectomy


[ pŭl-pĕktə-mē ]


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