[ UK /ɛkstəpˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
  2. surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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How To Use extirpation In A Sentence

  • And it is very well known that the government of bishops is not according to the Word of God, but contrar to it, and likeways contrar the second article of the Solemn League whereby we are obliged to the extirpation of prelacy, that is, church government by archbishops, bishops, &c., which we will be obliged by such an oath to maintain and defend. The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation
  • Now this general view of a necessary taking away, or spiritual extirpation, of which we are admonished by the scriptures under these various forms, is referrible, I conceive, to two great laws, or causes. Sermons for the New Life.
  • In lepidopterans, extirpation of imaginal wing discs in the final instar delays pupation in order for the larva to regenerate lost tissue.
  • The favored fate for the nonelect varies, according to the temperament and power of true believers, from the kindness of simple pity to the refiner's fire of extirpation. Darwinian Fundamentalism
  • Objective To observe the differences in analgetic effect and quality of resuscitation between remifentanil and fentanyl in vocal polyp extirpation.
  • Now the very first step towards the extirpation of these _contagia_ is the knowledge of their nature; and the knowledge brought to us by Dr. Koch will render as certain the stamping out of splenic fever as the stoppage of the plague of _pébrine_ by the researches of Pasteur. Fragments of science, V. 1-2
  • Conclusion It is considered that cervical approach is safe and efficacious for extirpation of parapharyngeal space neoplasms, while oral approach is effective for minority.
  • Populations of listed plants like the northeastern bulrush are prone to extirpation because of their occurrence in sensitive habitats.
  • Extirpation of the hypophysis, or of the pars distalis, markedly attenuates the severity of pancreatic and phloridzin diabetes. Bernardo Houssay - Nobel Lecture
  • Through Kocher's exposition it became quite clear that complete extirpation of the thyroid is reprehensible. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1909 - Presentation Speech
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