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(Surgery) the surgical excision of a vein or part of a vein
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|Noun||1.||phlebectomy - surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins|
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"