Partial or complete removal of an organ or diseased tissue. [L. extirpo, to root out, fr. stirps, a stalk, root]

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ex·tir·pa·tion .ek-stər-'pā-shən n complete excision or surgical destruction of a body part
ex·tir·pate 'ek-stər-.pāt vt, -pat·ed; -pat·ing

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the complete surgical removal of tissue, an organ, or a growth.

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ex·tir·pa·tion (ek″stər-paґshən) [L. extirpare to root out, from ex out + stirps root] complete removal or eradication of an organ or tissue; see also excision and resection.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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  • extirpation — [ ɛkstirpasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe; lat. extirpatio 1 ♦ Littér. Action d extirper; son résultat. ⇒ destruction. « l extirpation du faux goût » (Hugo). 2 ♦ Didact. Le fait d arracher. Agric. Extirpation des mauvaises herbes. Chir. Extirpation d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Extirpation — Ex tir*pa tion, n. [L. extirpatio, exstirpatio: cf. F. extirpation.] The act of extirpating or rooting out, or the state of being extirpated; eradication; excision; total destruction; as, the extirpation of weeds from land, of evil from the heart …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extirpation — Extirpation. s. f. v. Il n a plus d usage qu au figuré. Extirpation des heresies, des erreurs …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • extirpation — index abolition, destruction, dissolution (termination), evulsion, rejection, removal, subversion …   Law dictionary

  • extirpation — early 15c., removal; 1520s, rooting out, eradication, from L. extirpationem/exstirpationem (nom. extirpatio/exstirpatio), noun of action from pp. stem of extirpare/exstirpare root out, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + stirps (gen …   Etymology dictionary

  • extirpation — Extirpation, Extirpatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • extirpation — (èk stir pa sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action d arracher les racines des plantes. L extirpation du chiendent. 2°   Terme de chirurgie. Action de retrancher une tumeur, un polype, jusque dans les derniers prolongements. L… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • EXTIRPATION — s. f. Action d extirper, de déraciner. Il ne se dit guère qu en parlant De certaines excroissances, de certaines tumeurs qui ont comme des racines. L extirpation d un cancer, d une loupe, d un polype. Ces remèdes furent inutiles, il fallut avoir… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • EXTIRPATION — n. f. Action d’extirper. L’extirpation d’une souche, d’une racine. Par extension, L’extirpation d’un cancer, d’une loupe, d’un polype. Il signifie, au figuré, Destruction totale. L’extirpation des abus, des hérésies …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • extirpation — noun The act of extirpating or uprooting. it aims at the correction of our manners, and extirpation of our vices …   Wiktionary

  • extirpation — extirpate ► VERB ▪ search out and destroy completely. DERIVATIVES extirpation noun extirpator noun. ORIGIN Latin exstirpare, from stirps a stem …   English terms dictionary

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