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abdominoplasty Tweet Definition of abdominoplasty Like Definition of abdominoplasty on Facebook
noun (abdominoplasties)
  1. (context, surgery) The surgical removal of excess flesh from the abdomen, usually for cosmetic reasons.
ablation Tweet Definition of ablation Like Definition of ablation on Facebook
noun
  1. A carrying or taking away; removal.
  2. (medicine) The surgical removal of a body part; amputation.
  3. (geology) The erosion of a glacier.
  4. (physics) The dissipation of the heat of re-entry of a spacecraft, meteor, or similar object.
ablative Tweet Definition of ablative Like Definition of ablative on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) The ablative case.
adjective
  1. (obsolete) Taking away or removing
Quotation
  • Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth - Bp. Hall
    1. (grammar) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, such as German, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.
adenoidectomy Tweet Definition of adenoidectomy Like Definition of adenoidectomy on Facebook
noun (adenoidectomies)
  1. (surgery) Surgical removal of the adenoids, or of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy.
amputee Tweet Definition of amputee Like Definition of amputee on Facebook
noun , plural amputees
  1. A person who has had one or more limbs removed.
angioplasty Tweet Definition of angioplasty Like Definition of angioplasty on Facebook
noun (angioplasties)
  1. (context, surgery) The mechanical widening of a narrowed or totally obstructed blood vessel generally caused by atheroma.
appendectomy Tweet Definition of appendectomy Like Definition of appendectomy on Facebook
noun (appendectomies)
  1. (context, surgery) The surgical procedure for the removal of the vermiform appendix.
autoplasty Tweet Definition of autoplasty Like Definition of autoplasty on Facebook
noun
  1. The process of artificially repairing lesions by taking a piece of healthy tissue, as from a neighboring part, to supply the deficiency caused by disease or wounds.

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