ablate ablate

Definition(s):

  1. (v) wear away through erosion or vaporization
  2. (v) remove an organ or bodily structure

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Earth is constantly bombarded by small meteorites that ablate and burn in the upper atmosphere.
  2. These minimally invasive surgeries can ablate or destroy a tumor using radiofrequency or lasers via a probe not much bigger than an IV needle.
  3. MRgFUS is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-intensity ultrasound waves to heat and destroy (ablate) uterine fibroids.

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Quotes

  • "You could have cancer in your arm," says Schuler. "We could figure out the ablate frequency of a cancer cell. We zap your arm with the laser, destroying the cancer cells, while leaving the healthy ones intact."
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Barry Schuler Source: Wired News

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