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hemicorporectomy

Pronunciation: hem'e-kor'po-rek'to-me

Definition: Surgical removal of the lower half of the body, including the lower extremities, bony pelvis, genitalia, and various of the pelvic contents including the lower part of the rectum and the anus.

[hemi- + L. corpus, body, + G. ektome, excision]

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