papillectomy

noun
pap·​il·​lec·​to·​my | \ ˌpap-ə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce papillectomy (audio) \
plural papillectomies

Medical Definition of papillectomy

: the surgical removal of a papilla

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“Papillectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/papillectomy. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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