HyperDic: extirpation

English > 2 senses of the word extirpation:
NOUNactextirpation, ablation, cutting out, excisionsurgical removal of a body part or tissue
actextirpation, excision, deracinationthe act of pulling ... / pulling up or out
English > extirpation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningSurgical removal of a body part or tissue.
Synonymsablation, cutting out, excision
NarroweradenoidectomySurgical removal of the adenoids
adrenalectomy, suprarenalectomySurgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
appendectomy, appendicectomySurgical removal of the vermiform appendix
cholecystectomySurgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
clitoridectomy, female circumcisionexcision of the clitoris
embolectomySurgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
endarterectomySurgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
enervationSurgical removal of a nerve
hypophysectomySurgical removal of the pituitary gland
hysterectomySurgical removal of the uterus
laminectomySurgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae
laryngectomySurgical removal of part or all of the larynx (usually to treat cancer of the larynx)
lithotomySurgical removal of a stone (calculus)
lobectomySurgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body (as the lung or brain)
lumpectomySurgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes
mastectomySurgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
mastoidectomySurgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process
meniscectomySurgical removal of the meniscus of the knee
nephrectomySurgical removal of a kidney
neurectomySurgical removal of all or part of a nerve
oophorectomy, ovariectomySurgical removal of one of both ovaries
oophorosalpingectomysurgical removal of one or both ovaries and the corresponding Fallopian tubes
ophthalmectomySurgical removal of an eye
orchidectomy, orchiectomySurgical removal of one or both testicles
pancreatectomySurgical removal of part or all of the pancreas
pneumonectomySurgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)
prostatectomySurgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland
salpingectomySurgical removal of one or both Fallopian tubes
septectomySurgical removal of all or part of a septum (especially the nasal septum or atrial septum)
sigmoidectomySurgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor)
splenectomySurgical removal of the spleen
stapedectomySurgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear
sympathectomySurgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system
thrombectomySurgical removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel
thyroidectomySurgical removal of the thyroid gland
tonsillectomySurgical removal of the palatine tonsils
vasectomysurgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization)
vulvectomySurgical removal of part or all of the vulva
Broaderoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Spanishablación, excisión, exéresis, extirpación
Catalanablació, excisió, exèresi, extirpació
Verbsextirpatesurgically remove (an organ)
English > extirpation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of pulling ... / pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence.
Synonymsexcision, deracination
Broaderpull, pullingThe act of pulling
Verbsextirpatepull up by or as if by the roots
extirpatedestroy completely, as if down to the roots

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