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syndesmectomy

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