noun \a-ˈblā-shən\

Definition of ABLATION

:  the process of ablating: as
a :  surgical removal
b :  loss of a part (as ice from a glacier or the outside of a nose cone) by melting or vaporization

First Known Use of ABLATION

15th century


noun \a-ˈblā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ABLATION

: the process of ablating; especially : surgical removal


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