operculectomy

noun

oper·​cu·​lec·​to·​my ō-ˌpər-kyə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce operculectomy (audio)
plural operculectomies
: surgical excision of the mucosa over an unerupted tooth

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“Operculectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/operculectomy. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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