• WordNet 3.6
    • n amputation a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
    • n amputation a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg
    • n Amputation The act of amputating; esp. the operation of cutting off a limb or projecting part of the body.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dominique Larrey, Napoleon's chief surgeon, could amputate a leg in 13 seconds.
    • n amputation The act of amputating; especially, the operation of cutting off a limb or other part of the body, or a portion of it.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. amputatio,: cf. F. amputation,


In literature:

The evidence of laboratory experiments (amputation of tails) shows no inheritance.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
I hope he was kind enough not to touch the bone, so that the arm need not be amputated.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Within the next two hours he had carried out two amputations with admirable cool composure.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
The doctor thinks amputation unavoidable.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
His left foot had to be amputated; and from serving France as a soldier, he began to serve as a surgeon.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
When a limb is hopelessly charred, amputation is the only course.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
In a curious case reported not a great while ago, a partially developed infant was amputated from the cheek of a child some time after birth.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
One foot had been amputated at the time of the Boer War, in which he had served with Grenfel.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
At Fontenay, however, the brave Huguenot leader had his left arm broken, and was obliged to have it amputated.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
Then there will be a truck of saws, as though the planking of the world yearned toward amputation.
"Journeys to Bagdad" by Charles S. Brooks

In poetry:

Or else you hold my hand
and teach me love too late.
And that's the hand of the arm
they tried to amputate.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Wynonna Judd's husband Cactus Moser to have leg amputated after weekend accident.
Cactus Moser's Leg Amputated After Motorcycle Accident.
Wynonna Judd's husband had his left leg amputated following a motorcyle crash in South Dakota this weekend.
Foot wounds in a person with diabetes can also lead to amputation, he says.
It was before this month, when one of her rescued cats is scheduled for an amputation after being shot in the leg.
Interventional Cardiologists Conduct Patient Cases to Help Decrease Unnecessary Amputations.
They feared they would have to amputate Cody 's leg.
A 4-year-old Jackson girl had her foot amputated Friday after she was hit by a school bus, - 11:32 am.
Four days after having part of her deformed legs amputated, Juliana Williams, left, sits with Mama Lynn, right, at the Ronald McDonald House in Orange.
Doctors had to amputate above the knee.
It also can cause insufficient blood flow to the arms and legs, resulting in amputation.
Ladera Ranch resident Blake McGraw, 5 months, suffers from congenital amputation.
Blake McGraw, pictured with his family, suffers from congenital amputation.
The husband 's right leg had to be amputated at the knee.
I try to encourage them to manage their diabetes better to decrease their risk for kidney disease , blindness, or amputation.

In science:

Fig. 10(c) amputated of its external legs (as before, amputating means dividing by the corresponding UV brane-UV brane propagators).
The Minimal Composite Higgs Model and Electroweak Precision Tests
The terms of this expansion are given by all amputated 1-particle irreducible Feynman diagrams.
Two-loop Functional Renormalization Group of the Random Field and Random Anisotropy O(N) Models
More precisely, for each edge between a variable node i and a constraint node a one defines the amputated tree Fa→i (resp.
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
The marginal law of the root variable i in these amputated probability measures can be parametrized by a single real, as σi can take only two values (that, in the Ising spin convention, are ±1).
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
This description fails in the presence of clustering, which induces correlations between the variable nodes of BL in the amputated factor graph F \ FL .
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems