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en bloc

Pronunciation: un[h] blok

Definition: In a lump; as a whole; used to refer to autopsy techniques in which visceral organs are removed in large blocks allowing the prosector to retain a continuity in organ architecture during the subsequent dissection.

[Fr., in a lump]

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