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Medical Term:

ostectomy

Pronunciation: os-tek'to-me

Definition:

  1. Surgical removal of bone.
  2. In dentistry, resection of supporting osseous structure to eliminate periodontal pockets.

Synonym(s): osteoectomy

[osteo- + G. ektome, excision]

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