Medical Dictionary


vt ex·tract \ik-ˈstrakt\

Medical Definition of EXTRACT

:  to pull or take out forcibly <extracted a wisdom tooth>
:  to withdraw (as the medicinally active components of a plant or animal tissue) by physical or chemical process; also :  to treat with a solvent so as to remove a soluble substance
ex·tract·abil·i·ty \ik-ˌstrak-tə-ˈbil-ət-ē, (ˌ)ek-\ noun, plural ex·tract·abil·i·ties
ex·tract·able also ex·tract·ible \ik-ˈstrak-tə-bəl, ˈek-ˌ\ adjective
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