syndesmectomy

[ sin-dez-mek-tuh-mee, -des- ]
/ ˌsɪn dɛzˈmɛk tə mi, -dɛs- /

noun, plural syn·des·mec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part of a ligament.

Nearby words

  1. syndactylous,
  2. syndactylus,
  3. syndactyly,
  4. synderesis,
  5. syndesis,
  6. syndesmectopia,
  7. syndesmitis,
  8. syndesmo-,
  9. syndesmodial,
  10. syndesmodial joint

Origin of syndesmectomy

< Greek sýndesm(os) bond, fastening (syn- syn- + des-, variant stem of deîn to bind (see syndesis) + -mos noun suffix) + -ectomy

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Medicine definitions for syndesmectomy

syndesmectomy

[ sĭn′dĕz-mĕktə-mē ]

n.

The cutting away of a section of a ligament.

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