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radio knife Tweet Definition of radio knife Like Definition of radio knife on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) a surgical instrument that uses a high-frequency electric arc to cut through or cut away tissue and at the same time sterilize the edges of the wound and seal cut blood vessels
replant Tweet Definition of replant Like Definition of replant on Facebook
verbto replant
  1. To plant again.
rhinoplasty Tweet Definition of rhinoplasty Like Definition of rhinoplasty on Facebook
noun ((plural) rhinoplasties)
  1. (context, surgery) A type of plastic surgery that is used to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) or appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a person's nose.
rhizotomy Tweet Definition of rhizotomy Like Definition of rhizotomy on Facebook
noun (rhizotom, ies)
  1. The surgical procedure of cutting the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots in order to relieve pain, or reduce muscle spasms.

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