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ablation surgical removal of any part of the body. [1/2 definitions]
anhydride a chemical compound derived from another through the removal of water.
antiabortion opposed to the termination of human pregnancy by removal of the fetus before it is capable of surviving.
antioxidant a substance that inhibits oxidation, the removal of electrons from atoms, compounds, or ions. [1/2 definitions]
appendectomy surgical removal of the appendix in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
chemosurgery the selective removal or destruction of tissue by chemical rather than surgical means.
cholecystectomy surgical removal of the gall bladder.
cystectomy the surgical removal of a cyst, or of all or part of a bladder.
deforestation the removal of forest or trees from an area of land.
dehydrogenase an enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen atoms from a molecule.
-ectomy removal by surgery; excision.
embolectomy the surgical removal of an embolus, usu. from a blood vessel.
embryectomy the surgical removal of an embryo, esp. of one developing outside the uterus.
enucleation the removal of a nucleus from a cell. [2 definitions]
evacuation the removal of citizens, soldiers, or the like from an endangered place. [1/3 definitions]
hepatectomy removal of all or part of the liver by surgery.
hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries.
inalienable not subject to transfer, surrender, or removal, esp. one's rights as a citizen.
marabou a raw silk that is dyed without removal of the natural gum, or a fabric or garment made of this silk. [1/3 definitions]
mastectomy the removal of a woman's breast by surgery.
mudroom a room in a house, esp. a farmhouse, that is used for the removal and storage of wet and muddy footwear and outerwear.