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Meaning of ABLATION

Pronunciation:  ab'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  2. [n]  the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

ABLATION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: cutting out, excision, extirpation
 See Also: adenoidectomy, adrenalectomy, appendectomy, appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, eating away, embolectomy, ennervation, eroding, erosion, hypophysectomy, hysterectomy, laminectomy, laryngectomy, lithotomy, lobectomy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, meniscectomy, nephrectomy, neurectomy, oophorectomy, oophorosalpingectomy, operation, ophthalmectomy, orchidectomy, orchiectomy, ovariectomy, pancreatectomy, pneumonectomy, prostatectomy, salpingectomy, sigmoidectomy, splenectomy, stapedectomy, suprarenalectomy, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, sympathectomy, thrombectomy, thyroidectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy, vulvectomy, wearing, wearing away



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab*la"tion\, n. [L. ablatio, fr. ablatus p. p. of
auferre to carry away; ab + latus, p. p. of ferre carry: cf.
F. ablation. See {Tolerate}.]
1. A carrying or taking away; removal. --Jer. Taylor.

2. (Med.) Extirpation. --Dunglison.

3. (Geol.) Wearing away; superficial waste. --Tyndall.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: elimination or removal.
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