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extirpation

noun ex·tir·pa·tion \ ˌek-stər-ˈpā-shən \

medical Definition of extirpation

:complete excision or surgical destruction of a body part

extirpate

play \ˈek-stər-ˌpāt\ transitive verb extirpated; extirpating

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