The surgical removal of all or part of a limb or other body part.
Late 16th century: from latin amputatio(n-), from amputare "cut off".
- The soldier underwent amputation of his leg.
- The amputation was necessary to save the patient's life.
- The doctor performed a below-knee amputation.
- The patient suffered from phantom limb pain after the amputation.
- The amputation was the result of a severe injury.
Some random words: institution, forecaster, cue