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syndesmectomy

[sin-dez-mek-tuh-mee, -des-]
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noun, plural syn·des·mec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. 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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syndesmectomy

(sĭn′dĕz-mĕktə-mē)
n.
  1. The cutting away of a section of a ligament.
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