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excavate

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verb ex·ca·vate \ˈek-skə-ˌvāt\

Medical Definition of excavate

ex·ca·vat·edex·ca·vat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to form a cavity or hole in <an excavated wisdom tooth>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to make excavations or become hollowed out <an area of infarction in soft tissue often tends to excavate>





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