Medical Dictionary

excavate

verb ex·ca·vate \ˈek-skə-ˌvāt\
ex·ca·vat·edex·ca·vat·ing

Medical Definition of EXCAVATE

transitive verb
:  to form a cavity or hole in <an excavated wisdom tooth>
intransitive verb
:  to make excavations or become hollowed out <an area of infarction in soft tissue often tends to excavate>
April 21, 2015
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