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Term: ablation
References: Master and Commander, page 345
The Far Side of the World, page 89
Meaning: Surgical removal of an organ or of a growth, such as a tumour. Literally, to cut away, surgically.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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