partial mastectomy

noun

Medical Definition of partial mastectomy

: a mastectomy in which only a tumor and a wedge of surrounding healthy tissue are removed

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“Partial mastectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/partial%20mastectomy. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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