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Definition of Debulk

Debulk: To remove part of the bulk, usually of a tumor as in surgery to remove as much tumor as possible to increase the likelihood of success with chemotherapy, for example, or dead tissue. Debulking may be done by surgery, irradiation, laser or chemotherapy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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