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Medical Term:

onchyectomy

Pronunciation: ong-ke-ek'to-me

Definition: In veterinary surgery, procedure used to declaw captive or domestic cats. Phalanx 3 with the attached claw is removed to prevent destructive or harmful scratching.

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