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.

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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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Medical definitions for syndesmectomy

syndesmectomy
[ sĭn′dĕz-mĕktə-mē ]

n.

The cutting away of a section of a ligament.
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