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Old 11-07-2016, 10:29 PM   #5
Join Date: Jun 2005
Default Re: [Technique] Barbectomy

It would be "barbotomy." An -ectomy is a cutting out of something internal; an -otomy is a cutting off of something. You'd only have barbectomy if the dwarf was suffering from ingrown beard.

Strictly it ought to be pogonotomy, from the Greek word for "beard," as the use of Greek anatomical roots is customary in surgery.
Bill Stoddard

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