operculectomy

noun
oper·​cu·​lec·​to·​my | \ ō-ˌpər-kyə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce operculectomy (audio) \
plural operculectomies

Medical Definition of operculectomy

: 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 31 Oct. 2020.

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