- 1. Surgical removal of bone. 2. In dentistry, resection of supporting osseous structure to eliminate periodontal pockets. SYN: osteoectomy. [osteo- + G. ektome, excision]
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* * *n.the surgical removal of a bone or a piece of bone. See also osteotomy.
* * *os·tec·to·my (os-tekґtə-me) [osteo- + -ectomy] the excision of a bone or a portion of a bone.
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