chilectomy


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chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tō-mē),
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]

chilectomy

(kī-lĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Variant of cheilectomy.

chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tŏ-mē)
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]
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