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amputation

cutting off, especially of a body part: After the amputation of his leg he was fitted for a prosthesis.
Not to be confused with:
imputation – an accusation; an attribution, as of fault: His imputation was completely off base.
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am·pu·tate

 (ăm′pyo͝o-tāt′)
tr.v. am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing, am·pu·tates
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.

[Latin amputāre, amputāt-, to cut around : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + putāre, to cut; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

am′pu·ta′tion n.
am′pu·ta′tor n.
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amputation


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Surgery to remove a limb.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbsamputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
2.amputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limbamputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
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"
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Translations
بَـتْـر
amputace
amputation
amputaatio
amputacija
amputálás
aflimun

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] Namputación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] n [limb, hand, tail] → amputation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

amputation

nAmputation f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃn] namputazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

amputate

(ˈӕmpjuteit) verb
(of a surgeon etc) to cut off (an arm or leg etc). They are going to have to amputate (his left leg).
ˌampuˈtation noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

am·pu·ta·tion

n. amputación, desmembración.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

amputation

n amputación f; above-the-knee — amputación por encima de la rodilla; below-the-knee— amputación por debajo de la rodilla
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The curative treatment for the local tumor is total excision or limb amputation in locally advanced tumors (forequarter amputation or shoulder disarticulation in the upper extremity and through hip amputation or trans-hemipelvectomy in the lower extremity).
The training protocol presented in this article is the first of its kind, a detailed example of prosthetic rehabilitative training for individuals receiving a technologically advanced prosthesis after a shoulder disarticulation or forequarter amputation.