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a surgical procedure to remove the end of a tooth root in endodontic therapy.

apicoectomy ap·i·co·ec·to·my (āp’ĭ-kō-ěk’tə-mē, ā’pĭ-)
Surgical removal of a dental root apex. Also called root resection.


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