- (context, surgery) The surgical removal of excess flesh from the abdomen, usually for cosmetic reasons.
- A carrying or taking away; removal.
- (medicine) The surgical removal of a body part; amputation.
- (geology) The erosion of a glacier.
- (physics) The dissipation of the heat of re-entry of a spacecraft, meteor, or similar object.
- (grammar) The ablative case.
- (obsolete) Taking away or removing
- Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth - Bp. Hall
- (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.
- (surgery) Surgical removal of the adenoids, or of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy.
noun , plural amputees
- A person who has had one or more limbs removed.
- (context, surgery) The mechanical widening of a narrowed or totally obstructed blood vessel generally caused by atheroma.
- (context, surgery) The surgical procedure for the removal of the vermiform appendix.
- 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.