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Amputation

Glossary

amputation

The removal by surgery of a limb (arm or leg) or other body part because of injury or disease, such as diabetes or cancer.

Last updated: 2014-02-26

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)