Extirpative - definition of extirpative by The Free Dictionary
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a. To destroy totally; kill off: an effort to reintroduce wildlife that had been extirpated from the region.
To render absent or nonexistent: "No society ... is devoid of ... religion, even those ... which have made deliberate attempts to extirpate it" (Roy A. Rappaport).
See Synonyms at eliminate
2. To pull up by the roots.
3. To remove by surgery.
[Latin exstirpāre, exstirpāt- : ex-, ex- + stirps, root.]
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8] While local extirpative
therapies are potential curative options for some men post-radiotherapy,[sup.
28] While it may be stipulated that the prostate cancer model is not necessarily an apt comparison given the multi-focal nature of prostate cancer versus a solid renal neoplasm, the lack of data confirming complete ablation and necrosis of the treated renal tumours leaves this technique open to question regarding equivalence to more accepted extirpative
6] reported a reduction in SM+ rate associated with a modification of the surgical extirpative
Morbidities include urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction; these quality of life issues can curtail the patient's decision to choose extirpative
surgery as primary treatment and thus delay definitive therapy.
We looked at the trend in ablative procedures as compared to extirpative
procedures by state (Fig.