Definition of Amputation

1. Noun. A condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs.

Generic synonyms: Disability, Disablement, Handicap, Impairment
Derivative terms: Amputate

2. Noun. A surgical removal of all or part of a limb.

Definition of Amputation

1. n. The act of amputating; esp. the operation of cutting off a limb or projecting part of the body.

Definition of Amputation

1. Noun. surgical removal of all or part of a limb, etc. ¹

2. Noun. the loss of a limb, etc. through trauma ¹

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Definition of Amputation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Amputation

1. Removal of an appending part (appendage) (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amputation

ampullary aneurysm
ampullary crest
ampullary crura of semicircular ducts
ampullary folds of uterine tube
ampullary limbs of semicircular ducts
ampullary sulcus
amputating ulcer
amputation (current term)
amputation by transfixion
amputation knife
amputation neuroma
amputation stumps

Literary usage of Amputation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The exact incidence and prevalence of limb amputation in the United States is ... Surgical amputation for cancer is usually major, occurring at either the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1891)
"Subsequent observation of patients on whom high amputation baa been performed ... The principal argument in favor of high amputation, in incipient cases, ..."

3. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by Marcus Beck (1884)
"37 :i Knife held like a Pen . . .38 40 Result after amputation of Thumb . ... 91 35 Result after amputation of Middle Finger 93 36 Result after amputation ..."

4. A System of surgery v.2: Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative by Samuel David Gross (1872)
"amputation of the Finger at the Metacarpo-phalangeal Joint .... 1100 817. ... Appearance of the Hand after amputation of the Thumb .... 1108 821. ..."

5. The Principles and practice of operative surgery by Stephen Smith (1887)
"Phalanx flexed . 848. amputation of part of a finger . 849. amputation ... amputation of entire linger 851. amputation of all the fingers 776 852, 855. 856. ..."

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