Detruncation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Detruncation The act of lopping or cutting off, as the head from the body.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n detruncation The act of reducing or shortening; the cutting or lopping off of a part.
    • n detruncation In obstet., separation of the trunk from the head of tie fetus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. detruncatio,: cf. F. d├ętroncation,