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hemorrhoidectomy

Pronunciation: hem'o-roy-dek'to-me

Definition: Surgical removal of hemorrhoids; usually accomplished by excision of hemorrhoidal tissues by sharp dissection, or by application of elastic ligature at the base of the hemorrhoidal bundles to produce ischemic necrosis and ultimate ablation of the hemorrhoidectomy.

[hemorrhoids + G. ektome, excision]

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