Necrotomy
Necrotomy Nec*rot"o*my, n. [Gr. nekro`s dead person + te`mnein to cut.] (Med.) The dissection of dead bodies; also, excision of necrosed bone. -- {Nec`ro*tom"ic}, a. -- {Nec*rot"o*mist}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • necrotomy — [ne krät′ə mē] n. pl. necrotomies [ NECRO + TOMY] 1. the dissection of corpses 2. the surgical removal of dead bone …   English World dictionary

  • necrotomy — /neuh krot euh mee, ne /, n., pl. necrotomies. 1. Surg. the excision of necrosed bone. 2. the dissection of dead bodies. [1895 1900; NECRO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • necrotomy — noun a) The dissection of a cadaver. b) The surgical removal of dead tissue, especially bone. Syn: autopsy, necropsy, post mortem …   Wiktionary

  • necrotomy — 1. SYN: dissection. 2. Operation for the removal of a necrosed portion of bone (sequestrum). [necro + G. tome, cutting] osteoplastic n. removal of a bone sequestrum through a hinged window of bone which is then replaced. * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • necrotomy — n. dissection of a dead body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • necrotomy — ne·crot·o·my …   English syllables

  • necrotomy — /nəˈkrɒtəmi/ (say nuh krotuhmee) noun (plural necrotomies) 1. the excision of necrosed bone. 2. dissection of dead bodies. {necro + tomy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • necrotomy —   n. dissection of dead bodies; removal of necrosed part.    ♦ necrotomic, a.    ♦ necrotomist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • necrotomy — nə̇ˈkräd.əmē, neˈ , mi noun ( es) Etymology: necr + tomy 1. : dissection of dead bodies 2. : surgical removal of necrosed bone * * * /neuh krot euh mee, ne /, n., pl. necrotomies. 1. Surg. the excision of necrosed bone. 2. the diss …   Useful english dictionary

  • osteoplastic necrotomy — removal of a sequestrum from a bone after first lifting a flap of the bone, which is replaced after the operation …   Medical dictionary

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