from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, excision of the tongue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surgery The surgical removal of all or part of the tongue.


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  • In fact, you think the move -- which preps you for a BLOOD FEAST-style glossectomy that never happens -- is a bout finisher until Dr. Kutter, in her struggle (but obviously still thinking with the chill practicality of a certified clinician), reaches into a drawer full of medical instruments and grabs a scalpel (standard #10 blade) with a mind toward literally getting this freak off her back.

    31 Screams: Diana Brown Arbogast 2008


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