craniectomy

noun
cra·​ni·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌkrā-nē-ˈek-tə-mē How to pronounce craniectomy (audio) \
plural craniectomies

Medical Definition of craniectomy

: the surgical removal of a portion of the skull

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“Craniectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/craniectomy. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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