capsulectomy

noun
cap·​su·​lec·​to·​my | \ ˌkap-sə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce capsulectomy (audio) \
plural capsulectomies

Medical Definition of capsulectomy

: excision of a capsule (as of a joint, kidney, or lens)

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“Capsulectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/capsulectomy. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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