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Pronunciation: hem'e-pel-vek'to-me

Definition: Amputation of an entire lower extremity together with a portion of the ipsilateral pelvis.

Synonym(s): hindquarter amputation, Jaboulay amputation

[hemi- + L. pelvis, basin (pelvis), + G. ektome, excision]

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