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excision of bone tissue to create a crater-like depression.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Excavation of tissue to form a shallow depression, performed in wound treatment to facilitate drainage from infected areas.
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