septoplasty

[ sĕptə-plăs′tē ]

n.

A surgical operation to correct defects or deformities of the nasal septum, often by altering or partially removing supporting structures.

Nearby words

  1. septivalent,
  2. septo-,
  3. septo-optic dysplasia,
  4. septomarginal,
  5. septonasal,
  6. septorhinoplasty,
  7. septostomy,
  8. septotomy,
  9. septuagenarian,
  10. septuagenary


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