Ablation

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Ablation

Definition

  • the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

Synonyms

  • ablation

Hypernyms

  • erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away: (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

Ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision

Definition

  • surgical removal of a body part or tissue

Synonyms

  • ablation
  • extirpation
  • cutting out
  • excision

Hypernyms

  • operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process: a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"

Hyponyms

  • adenoidectomy: surgical removal of the adenoids; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy
  • adrenalectomy, suprarenalectomy: surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
  • appendectomy, appendicectomy: surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
  • cholecystectomy: surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
  • clitoridectomy, female circumcision: excision of the clitoris
  • embolectomy: surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
  • endarterectomy: surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
  • enervation: surgical removal of a nerve
  • hypophysectomy: surgical removal of the pituitary gland
  • hysterectomy: surgical removal of the uterus
  • laminectomy: surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae
  • laryngectomy: surgical removal of part or all of the larynx (usually to treat cancer of the larynx)
  • lithotomy: surgical removal of a stone (calculus)
  • lobectomy: surgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body (as the lung or brain)
  • lumpectomy: surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer
  • mastectomy: surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
  • mastoidectomy: surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process
  • meniscectomy: surgical removal of the meniscus of the knee
  • nephrectomy: surgical removal of a kidney
  • neurectomy: surgical removal of all or part of a nerve
  • oophorectomy, ovariectomy: surgical removal of one of both ovaries
  • oophorosalpingectomy: surgical removal of one or both ovaries and the corresponding Fallopian tubes
  • ophthalmectomy: surgical removal of an eye
  • orchidectomy, orchiectomy: surgical removal of one or both testicles
  • pancreatectomy: surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas
  • pneumonectomy: surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)
  • prostatectomy: surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland
  • salpingectomy: surgical removal of one or both Fallopian tubes
  • septectomy: surgical removal of all or part of a septum (especially the nasal septum or atrial septum)
  • sigmoidectomy: surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor)
  • splenectomy: surgical removal of the spleen
  • stapedectomy: surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear
  • sympathectomy: surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system
  • thrombectomy: surgical removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel
  • thyroidectomy: surgical removal of the thyroid gland
  • tonsillectomy: surgical removal of the palatine tonsils; commonly performed along with adenoidectomy
  • vasectomy: surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible
  • vulvectomy: surgical removal of part or all of the vulva

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