apicoectomy
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex. SYN: root resection. [apico- + G. ektome, tooth excision]

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api·co·ec·to·my .ā-pi-(.)kō-'ek-tə-mē, .ap-i- n, pl -mies excision of the root tip of a tooth

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api·co·ec·to·my (a″pĭ-ko-ekґtə-me) [apico- + -ectomy] excision of the apical portion of a tooth through an opening made in the overlying labial, buccal, or palatal alveolar bone; see also root amputation. Called also root resection.

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