\dˌɛdəlˈe͡ɪʃən], \dˌɛdəlˈeɪʃən], \d_ˌɛ_d_ə_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of DEDOLATION
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Dedolatio, from dedolare, (de, and dolare, dolatum,) 'to cut and hew with an axe.' This word has been used by surgeons to express the action by which a cutting instrument divides obliquely any part of the body, and produces a wound with loss of substance. It is commonly on the head, that wounds by dedolation are observed. When there was a complete separation of portion of the bone of the cranium, the ancients called it Aposceparnismus.
By Robley Dunglison