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Pronunciation: nu'ro-sar'ko-kli'sis

Definition: An operation for the relief of neuralgia, consisting of resection of one of the walls of an osseous canal traversed by the nerve and transposition of the nerve into the soft tissues.

[neuro- + G. sarx, flesh, + kleisis, closure]

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