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pulpotomy

[ puhl-pot-uh-mee ]
/ pʌlˈpɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural pulp·ot·o·mies.Dentistry.
the removal of infected portions of the pulp tissue in a tooth, used as a therapeutic measure to avoid pulpectomy.

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Origin of pulpotomy

First recorded in 1920–25; pulp + -o- + -tomy
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