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Noun: extirpation  ,eks-tu(r)'pey-shun
  1. Surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    - ablation, cutting out, excision
  2. The act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
    - excision, deracination

Derived forms: extirpations

Type of: op [informal], operation, pull, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Extirpation