pulpotomy

[puhl-pot-uh-mee]

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.

Origin of pulpotomy

First recorded in 1920–25; pulp + -o- + -tomy
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Medicine definitions for pulpotomy

pulpotomy

[pŭl-pŏtə-mē]

n.

Surgical removal of a portion of the dental pulp, usually of the coronal portion.pulp amputation
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