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Medical Term:

mastoidectomy

Pronunciation: mas'toy-dek'to-me

Definition: A group of operations on the mastoid process of the temporal bone and middle ear to drain, expose, or remove an infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic lesion.

[mastoid (process) + G. ektome, excision]

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