SYN: root amputation. [L. radix, root, + G. ektome, excision]

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ra·di·sec·to·my (ra″de-sekґtə-me) [radix + -ectomy] root amputation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Amputation — Removal of part or all of a body part enclosed by skin. For example, removal of part of a finger or an entire finger would be termed an amputation. Removal of an appendix, on the other hand, would not be termed amputation. A person who has… …   Medical dictionary

  • root amputation — excision of the root of a tooth; amputation of the root of a single rooted tooth is called apicoectomy, and that of one root of a two rooted mandibular tooth is hemisectomy. Called also radiectomy and radisectomy …   Medical dictionary

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