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Pronunciation: ap′i-sek′tō-mē


  1. Opening and exenteration of air cells in the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.
  2. In dental surgery, an obsolete synonym for apicoectomy.

[L. apex, summit or tip, + G. ektomē, excision]

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