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* * *n.surgical removal of the colon. Total colectomy is removal of the whole colon, usually for extensive colitis; partial colectomy is removal of a segment of the colon. See also hemicolectomy, proctocolectomy.
* * *co·lec·to·my (ko-lekґtə-me) [col- + -ectomy] excision of a portion of the colon (partial c.) or of the whole colon (complete or total c.).
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