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tympanoplasty (Also tympanoplasties) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to tympanoplasty

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adrenalectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
    suprarenalectomy.

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hypophysectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the pituitary gland

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surgical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
    • surgical instruments
    • surgical intervention
  • adjective relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
    operative.
    • a surgical appendix
    • a surgical procedure
    • operative dentistry

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malleus

  • noun the ossicle attached to the eardrum
    hammer.

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haemorrhoidectomy

  • noun surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them
    hemorrhoidectomy.

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yearsley

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eye_operation

  • noun any surgical procedure involving the eyes
    eye surgery.

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technique

  • noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    proficiency.
    • practice greatly improves proficiency

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removal

  • noun the act of removing
    remotion.
    • he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy
  • noun dismissal from office

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banzer

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ovariectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one of both ovaries
    oophorectomy.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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enterostomy

  • noun surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
    enterotomy.

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rhytidectomy

  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    face lift; nip and tuck; lift; rhytidoplasty; facelift; face lifting; cosmetic surgery.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift

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vasovasostomy

  • noun a surgical procedure that attempts to restore the function of the vas deferens after a vasectomy

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cryosurgery

  • noun the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)

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altering

  • noun the sterilization of an animal
    fixing; neutering.
    • they took him to the vet for neutering
  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; alter; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

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craniotomy

  • noun a surgical opening through the skull

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major_surgery

  • noun any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance

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vitrectomy

  • noun a surgical procedure that removes the vitreous humor and replace it with saline solution

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transcanal

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microsurgery

  • noun surgery using operating microscopes and miniaturized precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on very small structures

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cyclodestructive

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tummy_tuck

  • noun cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach
    abdominoplasty.

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filtration

  • noun the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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assisted

  • adjective having help; often used as a combining form
    aided.
  • verb give help or assistance; be of service
    aid; assist; help.
    • Everyone helped out during the earthquake
    • Can you help me carry this table?
    • She never helps around the house

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reconstruction

  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
    Reconstruction Period.

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tracheostomy

  • noun a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
    tracheotomy.

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specialist

  • noun an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
    specializer; specialiser.
  • noun practices one branch of medicine
    medical specialist.

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selective

  • adjective satellite tending to select; characterized by careful choice
    • an exceptionally quick and selective reader"- John Mason Brown
  • adjective satellite characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
    • the school was very selective in its admissions

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evisceration

  • noun surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
  • noun the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
    disembowelment.

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catheterization

  • noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
    catheterisation.

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perforation

  • noun a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place
  • noun a hole made in something
    • a perforation of the eardrum

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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shirodkar's_operation

  • noun a surgical procedure in which a suture is used to close the cervix in a pregnant woman; is performed when the cervix has failed to retain previous pregnancies
    purse-string operation.

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appendicectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
    appendectomy.

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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palatopharyngoplasty

  • noun surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
    PPP; uvulopalatopharyngoplasty; UPPP.

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laser-assisted_in_situ_keratomileusis

  • noun a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea
    LASIK.

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autoplasty

  • noun tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person
    autograft.
    • skin from his thigh replaced the burned skin on his arms
  • noun surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body

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xenotransplant

  • noun a surgical procedure in which tissue or whole organs are transfered from one species to another species
    xenotransplantation.

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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cataract

  • noun an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
  • noun a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

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split-brain_technique

  • noun brain surgery on animals in which the corpus callosum (and sometimes the optic chiasm) is severed so that communication between the cerebral hemispheres is interrupted

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classification

  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    categorisation; categorization; compartmentalization; compartmentalisation; assortment.
  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorisation; categorization.

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cosmetic

  • noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; ornamental.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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sex-change_operation

  • noun surgical procedures and hormonal treatments designed to alter a person's sexual characteristics so that the resemble those of the opposite sex
    transsexual surgery.

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temporalis

  • noun muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws
    musculus temporalis; temporalis muscle; temporal muscle.

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medical_profession

  • noun the body of individuals who are qualified to practice medicine
    medical community.

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transplant

  • noun (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    graft.
  • noun an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
    transplantation; organ transplant.
    • he had a kidney transplant
    • the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent
    • a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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century

  • noun a period of 100 years
  • noun ten 10s
    one C; 100; hundred; C.

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surgical_contraception

  • noun contraception by surgical sterilization

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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suction

  • noun a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
  • noun the act of sucking
    suck; sucking.

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hour

  • noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    hr; 60 minutes.
    • the job will take more than an hour
  • noun clock time
    time of day.
    • the hour is getting late

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reconstructive

  • adjective satellite helping to restore to good condition
    rehabilitative.
    • reconstructive surgery
    • rehabilitative exercises

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facelift

  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    face lift; nip and tuck; lift; rhytidectomy; rhytidoplasty; face lifting; cosmetic surgery.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift
  • noun a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
    face lift; face lifting.
    • give your home a facelift
    • more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction

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history

  • noun the aggregate of past events
    • a critical time in the school's history
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; chronicle.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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face_lift

  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    nip and tuck; lift; rhytidectomy; rhytidoplasty; facelift; face lifting; cosmetic surgery.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift
  • noun a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
    facelift; face lifting.
    • give your home a facelift
    • more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction

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plate

  • noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    home; home base; home plate.
    • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home
  • noun a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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meniscectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the meniscus of the knee

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cosmetic_surgery

  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    face lift; nip and tuck; lift; rhytidectomy; rhytidoplasty; facelift; face lifting.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift

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horst

  • noun a ridge of the earth's crust that has been forced upward between two faults and so is higher than the surrounding land

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vivisection

  • noun the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)

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keratomileusis

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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photocoagulation

  • noun surgical procedure that uses an intense laser beam to destroy diseased retinal tissue or to make a scar that will hold the retina in cases of detached retina

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lasik

  • noun a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea
    laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.

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tympanic

  • adjective resembling a drum
  • adjective associated with the eardrum

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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psychosurgery

  • noun brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems

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hemorrhoidectomy

  • noun surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them
    haemorrhoidectomy.

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closed-heart_surgery

  • noun heart surgery in which a small incision is made (the chest cavity is not opened)

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cauterisation

  • noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
    cauterization; cautery.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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stapes

  • noun the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea
    stirrup.

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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arthroplasty

  • noun surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint

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perforated_eardrum

  • noun an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems

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ablation

  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    extirpation; excision; cutting out.
  • noun the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

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dilatation

  • noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
    distension; distention.
  • noun the act of expanding an aperture
    dilation.
    • the dilation of the pupil of the eye

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female_circumcision

  • noun excision of the clitoris
    clitoridectomy.

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sterilisation

  • noun the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
    sterilization.
  • noun the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
    sterilization.

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joseph

An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front. Fairholt.

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iridotomy

  • noun a surgical procedure that makes an incision in the iris of the eye in order to enlarge the pupil or to treat closed-angle glaucoma

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proctoplasty

  • noun reconstructive surgery of the anus or rectum
    rectoplasty.

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repair

  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    reparation; fixing; fix; mending; fixture; mend.
  • noun a formal way of referring to the condition of something
    • the building was in good repair

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salpingectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one or both Fallopian tubes

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enterotomy

  • noun surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
    enterostomy.

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endarterectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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selective_lipectomy

  • noun plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue
    lipectomy.

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operative

  • noun a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
    intelligence agent; secret agent; intelligence officer.
  • noun someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
    private investigator; private eye; private detective; sherlock; shamus; PI.

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cyclodestructive_surgery

  • noun an eye operation that treats glaucoma by destroying the ciliary body with a laser

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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cutting_out

  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    extirpation; excision; ablation.

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bypass

  • noun a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    ringway; ring road; beltway.
  • noun a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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myringotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)

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surgical_operation

  • noun a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
    surgical procedure; operation; surgical process; surgery.
    • they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available
    • he died while undergoing surgery

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intestinal_bypass

  • noun surgical operation that shortens the small intestine; used in treating obesity

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tympanic_membrane

  • noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    tympanum; myringa; eardrum.

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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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enucleation

  • noun surgical removal of something without cutting into it
    • the enucleation of the tumor

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marcus

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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cautery

  • noun an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
    cauterant.
  • noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
    cauterisation; cauterization.

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mastopexy

  • noun plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts

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lumpectomy

  • noun surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer

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surgical_process

  • noun a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
    surgical operation; surgical procedure; operation; surgery.
    • they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available
    • he died while undergoing surgery

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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wullstein

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female

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
    female person.

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related

  • adjective being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
    related to.
    • painting and the related arts
    • school-related activities
    • related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces
  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; colligate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all

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operation

  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    • that rule is no longer in operation
  • noun a business especially one run on a large scale
    • a large-scale farming operation
    • a multinational operation
    • they paid taxes on every stage of the operation
    • they had to consolidate their operations

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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laminectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae

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eardrum

  • noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    tympanic membrane; tympanum; myringa.

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filtration_surgery

  • noun eye surgery that opens a passage allowing excess aqueous humor to drain into surrounding tissues; a treatment for glaucoma

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trauma

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; hurt.
  • noun an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
    psychic trauma.

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oophorosalpingectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one or both ovaries and the corresponding Fallopian tubes

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wrong-site_surgery

  • noun a surgical operation performed on the wrong part of the body

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brain_surgery

  • noun any surgical procedure involving the brain

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catheterisation

  • noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
    catheterization.

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arthroscopy

  • noun a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision

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british

Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restrict to the original inhabitants.

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pancreatectomy

  • noun surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas

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perforated

  • adjective satellite having a hole cut through
    perforate; punctured; pierced.
    • pierced ears
    • a perforated eardrum
    • a punctured balloon
  • verb make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation
    perforate; punch.
    • perforate the sheets of paper

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ossicle

  • noun a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
    bonelet; ossiculum.

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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initial

  • noun the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
    • he refused to put the initials FRS after his name
  • verb mark with one's initials

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surgical_procedure

  • noun a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
    surgical operation; operation; surgical process; surgery.
    • they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available
    • he died while undergoing surgery

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transurethral_resection_of_the_prostate

  • noun removal of significant amounts of prostate tissue (as in cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia)
    TURP.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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prostate

  • noun a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
    prostate gland.
  • adjective relating to the prostate gland
    prostatic.

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plastic

  • noun generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  • noun a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    charge plate; charge card; credit card.
    • do you take plastic?

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cauterization

  • noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
    cauterisation; cautery.

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trephine

  • noun a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull
    trepan.
  • verb operate on with a trephine

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option

  • noun the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
  • noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    alternative; choice.
    • what option did I have?
    • there no other alternative
    • my only choice is to refuse

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transsexual

  • noun a person who has undergone a sex change operation
    transexual.
  • noun a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex
    transexual.

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incus

  • noun the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
    anvil.

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iridectomy

  • noun an eye operation that treats closed-angle glaucoma by surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye

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rectoplasty

  • noun reconstructive surgery of the anus or rectum
    proctoplasty.

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suction_curettage

  • noun a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix
    vacuum aspiration.

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incision

  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; dent.
  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; surgical incision.

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aspiration

  • noun a will to succeed
  • noun a cherished desire
    dream; ambition.
    • his ambition is to own his own business

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arthrodesis

  • noun the surgical fixation of a joint which is intended to result in bone fusion

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robotic_telesurgery

  • noun microsurgery in which the surgeon performs surgery by manipulating the hands of a robot

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tummy

  • noun slang for a paunch
    bay window; pot; potbelly; corporation.
  • noun an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
    stomach; tum; breadbasket.

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taxis

  • noun a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
  • noun the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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contraception

  • noun birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
    contraceptive method.

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membrane

  • noun a thin pliable sheet of material
  • noun a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
    tissue layer.

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rhinotomy

  • noun surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the nose to drain accumulated pus

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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inpatient

  • noun a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
    inmate.

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throat

  • noun the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
    pharynx.
  • noun an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep

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tympano

(Mus.) A kettledrum; -- chiefly used in the plural to denote the kettledrums of an orchestra. See Kettledrum. Written also timpano.

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dilation_and_curettage

  • noun a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
    dilatation and curettage; D and C.

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pneumonectomy

  • noun surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)

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ear_canal

  • noun either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
    auditory meatus; acoustic meatus; external auditory canal; auditory canal.

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ileostomy

  • noun surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis

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extirpation

  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    excision; ablation; cutting out.
  • noun the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
    excision; deracination.

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adenoidectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the adenoids; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy

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enervation

  • noun lack of vitality
    • an enervation of mind greater than any fatigue
  • noun serious weakening and loss of energy
    debilitation; exhaustion; enfeeblement.

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lipectomy

  • noun plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue
    selective lipectomy.

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suprarenalectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
    adrenalectomy.

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telesurgery

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face_lifting

  • noun a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
    face lift; facelift.
    • give your home a facelift
    • more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction
  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    face lift; nip and tuck; lift; rhytidectomy; rhytidoplasty; facelift; cosmetic surgery.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift

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exenteration

  • noun surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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septectomy

  • noun surgical removal of all or part of a septum (especially the nasal septum or atrial septum)

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postauricular

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d_and_c

  • noun a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
    dilatation and curettage; dilation and curettage.

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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footplate

  • noun the platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the engineer stands to operate the controls

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nineteenth

  • noun position 19 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the eighteenth in position
    19th.

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hysterotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)

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middle_ear

  • noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
    tympanum; tympanic cavity.

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cryocautery

  • noun an instrument for destroying tissue by freezing it
  • noun application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it

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dilation

  • noun a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
  • noun the act of expanding an aperture
    dilatation.
    • the dilation of the pupil of the eye

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vasectomy

  • noun surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible

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spite

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; malice; venom.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; cattiness; bitchiness; nastiness.

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decortication

  • noun removal of the outer covering of an organ or part

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enthusiasm

  • noun a feeling of excitement
  • noun overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
    exuberance; ebullience.

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purse-string_operation

  • noun a surgical procedure in which a suture is used to close the cervix in a pregnant woman; is performed when the cervix has failed to retain previous pregnancies
    Shirodkar's operation.

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excision

  • noun the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    cut; deletion.
    • an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors
    • both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause
  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    extirpation; ablation; cutting out.

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organ

  • noun a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  • noun a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
    • The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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appendectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
    appendicectomy.

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sex

  • noun activities associated with sexual intercourse
    sexual activity; sex activity; sexual practice.
    • they had sex in the back seat
  • noun either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
    • the war between the sexes

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surgery

  • noun the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures
    • he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School
  • noun a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted
    • he read the warning in the doctor's surgery

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nip_and_tuck

  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    face lift; lift; rhytidectomy; rhytidoplasty; facelift; face lifting; cosmetic surgery.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift
  • adjective satellite inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
    neck and neck; head-to-head.
    • as they approached the finish line they were neck and neck
    • the election was a nip and tuck affair

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clitoridectomy

  • noun excision of the clitoris
    female circumcision.

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fenestration

  • noun the arrangement of windows in a building
  • noun surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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orchidectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one or both testicles
    orchiectomy.

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closed

  • adjective not open or affording passage or access
    • the many closed streets made travel difficult
    • our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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membrane

  • noun a thin pliable sheet of material
  • noun a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
    tissue layer.

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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strabotomy

  • noun the surgical operation of cutting a muscle or tendon of the eye in order to correct strabismus

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corneal_graft

  • noun a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
    corneal transplant; keratoplasty.

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eustachian

(Anat.) (a) Discovered by Eustachius. (b) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter.

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tympanoplasty

  • noun surgical correction or repair of defects or injuries in the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear

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phalloplasty

  • noun reconstructive surgery on the penis to repair congenital abnormality or injury

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electrosurgery

  • noun surgery performed with electrical devices (as in electrocautery)

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transplantation

  • noun an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
    organ transplant; transplant.
    • he had a kidney transplant
    • the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent
    • a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago
  • noun the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
    transplanting; transplant.
    • the transplant did not flower until the second year
    • too frequent transplanting is not good for families
    • she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation

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vulvectomy

  • noun surgical removal of part or all of the vulva

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rhytidoplasty

  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    face lift; nip and tuck; lift; rhytidectomy; facelift; face lifting; cosmetic surgery.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift

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angioplasty

  • noun an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery

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basis

  • noun a relation that provides the foundation for something
    ground; footing.
    • they were on a friendly footing
    • he worked on an interim basis
  • noun the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
    foundation; groundwork; base; fundament; cornerstone.
    • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

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stapedectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear

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otoplasty

  • noun reconstructive surgery of the auricle of the external ear

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castration

  • noun neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
    emasculation.
  • noun surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
    • bilateral castration results in sterilization

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bladder

  • noun a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
    vesica.
  • noun a bag that fills with air

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defect

  • noun an imperfection in a bodily system
    • visual defects
    • this device permits detection of defects in the lungs
  • noun a failing or deficiency
    shortcoming.
    • that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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ostomy

  • noun surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes

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thrombectomy

  • noun surgical removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel

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laser

  • noun an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light
    optical maser.

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tympano-

A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the tympanum; as in tympanohyal, tympano-Eustachian.

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rhizotomy

  • noun surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms

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procedure

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    process.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    operation.
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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uppp

  • noun surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
    palatopharyngoplasty; PPP; uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.

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neurectomy

  • noun surgical removal of all or part of a nerve

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vacuum_aspiration

  • noun a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix
    suction curettage.

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purse

  • noun a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    handbag; bag; pocketbook.
    • she reached into her bag and found a comb
  • noun a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
    • he made the contribution out of his own purse
    • he and his wife shared a common purse

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site

  • noun the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
    land site.
    • a good site for the school
  • noun physical position in relation to the surroundings
    situation.
    • the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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curettement

  • noun surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
    curettage.

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situ

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colostomy

  • noun a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus

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sterilization

  • noun the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
    sterilisation.
  • noun the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
    sterilisation.

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gastroenterostomy

  • noun surgical creation of an opening between the stomach wall and the small intestines; performed when the normal opening has been eliminated

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uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

  • noun surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
    palatopharyngoplasty; PPP; UPPP.

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ludwig

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sympathectomy

  • noun surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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heart_surgery

  • noun any surgical procedure involving the heart

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jejunostomy

  • noun surgical creation of an opening between the jejunum and the anterior abdominal wall; will allow artificial feeding

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robotic

  • adjective of or relating to mechanical robots
    • among our robotic devices is a vacuum cleaner
  • adjective satellite resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
    robotlike; machinelike; automatonlike; automatic.
    • an automatic `thank you'
    • machinelike efficiency

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nip

  • noun a small drink of liquor
    shot.
    • he poured a shot of whiskey
  • noun (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
    Jap.

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recent

  • adjective satellite new
    • recent graduates
    • a recent addition to the house
    • recent buds on the apple trees
  • noun approximately the last 10,000 years
    Holocene epoch; Recent epoch; Holocene.

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xenotransplantation

  • noun a surgical procedure in which tissue or whole organs are transfered from one species to another species
    xenotransplant.

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phlebectomy

  • noun surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins

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debridement

  • noun surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing

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excise

  • noun a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
    excise tax.
  • verb remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    strike; scratch; expunge.
    • Please strike this remark from the record
    • scratch that remark

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turp

  • noun removal of significant amounts of prostate tissue (as in cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia)
    transurethral resection of the prostate.

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4

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; four; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet.
  • adjective satellite being one more than three
    four; iv.

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circumcision

  • noun the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
    Feast of the Circumcision; January 1.

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curettage

  • noun surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
    curettement.

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neutering

  • noun the sterilization of an animal
    altering; fixing.
    • they took him to the vet for neutering
  • verb remove the ovaries of
    castrate; spay; alter; neuter.
    • Is your cat spayed?

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vacuum

  • noun the absence of matter
    vacuity.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; void; emptiness.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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tragus

  • noun a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear

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amputation

  • noun a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
  • noun a surgical removal of all or part of a limb

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endaural

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nose

  • noun the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    olfactory organ.
    • he has a cold in the nose
  • noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

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mastoidectomy

  • noun surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process

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otologist

  • noun a physician who specializes in the ear and its diseases
    ear specialist; ear doctor.

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open-heart_surgery

  • noun heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open, the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine while a heart valve or coronary artery is surgically repaired

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corneal_transplant

  • noun a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
    corneal graft; keratoplasty.

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lasek

  • noun a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea
    laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis.

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gastrostomy

  • noun surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)

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sigmoidectomy

  • noun surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor)

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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transurethral

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castrate

  • noun a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    eunuch.
    • eunuchs guarded the harem
  • verb deprive of strength or vigor
    emasculate.
    • The Senate emasculated the law

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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epitympanum

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plastic_surgery

  • noun surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
    reconstructive surgery; anaplasty.

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cataract_surgery

  • noun eye surgery that involves removing all or part of the lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens implant

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abdominoplasty

  • noun cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach
    tummy tuck.

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tympanostomy

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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intestinal

  • adjective of or relating to or inside the intestines
    enteric; enteral.
    • intestinal disease

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uranoplasty

  • noun surgical correction of a defect of the palate

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minor_surgery

  • noun any surgical procedure that does not involve anesthesia or respiratory assistance

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chemosurgery

  • noun use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer

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implantation

  • noun (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
    nidation.
  • noun the act of planting or setting in the ground

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eye_surgery

  • noun any surgical procedure involving the eyes
    eye operation.

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transsexual_surgery

  • noun surgical procedures and hormonal treatments designed to alter a person's sexual characteristics so that the resemble those of the opposite sex
    sex-change operation.

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profession

  • noun the body of people in a learned occupation
    • the news spread rapidly through the medical profession
    • they formed a community of scientists
  • noun an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

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laryngectomy

  • noun surgical removal of part or all of the larynx (usually to treat cancer of the larynx)

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embolectomy

  • noun surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)

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canal

  • noun (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
  • noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    duct; epithelial duct; channel.
    • the tear duct was obstructed
    • the alimentary canal
    • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

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lobectomy

  • noun surgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body (as the lung or brain)

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laser-assisted_subepithelial_keratomileusis

  • noun a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea
    LASEK.

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fascia

  • noun a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
    facia.
  • noun instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls
    dashboard.

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trephination

  • noun an operation that removes a circular section of bone from the skull

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ivory

  • noun a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
    tusk.
  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    pearl; off-white; bone.

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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ear

  • noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
  • noun good hearing
    • he had a keen ear
    • a good ear for pitch

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tracheotomy

  • noun a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
    tracheostomy.

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oophorectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one of both ovaries
    ovariectomy.

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hypotympanum

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tonsillectomy

  • noun surgical removal of the palatine tonsils; commonly performed along with adenoidectomy

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anaplasty

  • noun surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
    reconstructive surgery; plastic surgery.

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dilatation_and_curettage

  • noun a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
    D and C; dilation and curettage.

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pig

  • noun domestic swine
    grunter; hog; squealer; Sus scrofa.
  • noun a coarse obnoxious person
    slovenly person; sloven; slob.

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neurosurgery

  • noun any surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves)

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organ_transplant

  • noun an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
    transplantation; transplant.
    • he had a kidney transplant
    • the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent
    • a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago

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toynbee

  • noun English historian who studied the rise and fall of civilizations looking for cyclical patterns (1889-1975)
    Arnold Toynbee; Arnold Joseph Toynbee.

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anesthesia

  • noun loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
    anaesthesia.

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orchiectomy

  • noun surgical removal of one or both testicles
    orchidectomy.

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graft

  • noun (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    transplant.
  • noun the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    bribery.

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keratoplasty

  • noun a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
    corneal transplant; corneal graft.

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fixing

  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    repair; reparation; fix; mending; fixture; mend.
  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fastening; fastener; holdfast.

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treatment

  • noun care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    intervention.
  • noun the management of someone or something
    handling.
    • the handling of prisoners
    • the treatment of water sewage
    • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

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reconstructive_surgery

  • noun surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
    anaplasty; plastic surgery.

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trabecular

  • adjective of or relating to trabeculae
    trabeculate.

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implant

  • noun a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; imbed; embed; engraft.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

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eustachian_tube

  • noun either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum
    auditory tube.

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orchiopexy

  • noun operation to bring an undescended testicle into the scrotum

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neuter

  • noun a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)
  • verb remove the ovaries of
    castrate; spay; alter.
    • Is your cat spayed?

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laser_trabecular_surgery

  • noun eye surgery that makes many tiny laser burns in an area that will increase the drainage of aqueous humor

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myringoplasty

  • noun surgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft

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