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Medical Term:

exploration

Pronunciation: eks'plor-a'shun

Definition: An active examination, usually involving a surgical procedure, to ascertain conditions present within a body cavity as an aid in diagnosis.

[L. ex-ploro, pp. -ploratus, to explore]

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