amputation amputation  /ˌæmpjə ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
  2. (n) a surgical removal of all or part of a limb

Usage(s):

  1. Hormone treatment is nowhere near as risky and disfiguring as amputation, Diekema retorts; it just accelerates a natural process by which the body stops growing.
  2. His left arm ends in a stumphis hand was removed in a 1974 jungle amputation.
  3. He may eventually face amputation.

News

  1. How Your Nail Can Spawn A Regrown Finger Or Toe Tip

    Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Stem Cells May Be Secret to Regenerating Fingers and Toes

    Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  3. Local woman out of family photos while company goes bankrupt

    A mother of four is fighting a nationwide photo studio to get important family pictures taken before she had amputation surgery.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KXXV Waco

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Quotes

  1. "It's been, as you know with him, a tremendous fight," Davis said. "He's lived through it now for three years, day in and day out. But it finally came. He fought the amputation. He didn't want it. He fought it. But there was no other thing to...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Al Davis Source: SportingNews.com

  2. Kostunica's speech "sounded like a lullaby, like anaesthesia before the amputation", said Tomislav Nikolic of the Radicals. "We're going to vote for this resolution, but you owe us an explanation. Does it mean you'll approve signing the...
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Tomislav Nikolic Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "There were at least some cases of stoning and public execution, despite moves by the authorities to curb such practices," Ban said. "Cases of amputation and flogging and suspicious deaths and suicides of prisoners while in custody were also...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Reuters

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