ablation

noun ab·la·tion \ a-ˈblā-shən \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of ablation

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

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Origin and Etymology of ablation

Middle English ablacioun "removal," borrowed from Late Latin ablātiōn-, ablātiō, from Latin ablā-, suppletive stem of auferre "to carry away, remove" + -tiōn-, tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at ablate


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ablation

noun ab·la·tion \ a-ˈblā-shən \

medical Definition of ablation

: the process of ablating; especially : surgical removal

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