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Pronunciation: di'ver-tik'yu-lo-pek'se

Definition: An operation to obliterate a diverticulum without resecting it, usually by securing the tip to a nearby structure so the diverticulum no longer fills.

[diverticulum + G. pexis, fixation]

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