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pulpotomy

[ puhl-pot-uh-mee ]

noun

, Dentistry.
, plural pulp·ot·o·mies.
  1. the removal of infected portions of the pulp tissue in a tooth, used as a therapeutic measure to avoid pulpectomy.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pulpotomy1

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

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