Definition of truncal in English:

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truncal

Pronunciation: /ˈtrəNGkəl/

adjective

Medicine
Of or affecting the trunk of the body, or of a nerve.
Example sentences
  • Cranial, truncal, and peripheral nerves are involved.
  • The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy, resection of the gastric mass, pyloroplasty, truncal vagotomy, and cyst duodenostomy.
  • Pityriasis rosea may lead to a truncal macular rash, sometimes with pruritus.

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Syllabification: trun·cal

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