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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ap′i-kos′tō-mē

Definition: An operation in which the labial or buccal alveolar plate is perforated with a trocar and cannula; done to reach the root apex and to take bacterial cultures from this area.

[apico- + G. stoma, mouth]

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