Meaning of morcellation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɔːsəˈleɪʃn/


  • Division into many pieces; specifically (a) Surgery the action or process of breaking up a tumour, organ, etc., into small pieces, especially in the course of excision; (b) historical the division of property or land.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From French morceler to divide into many pieces + -ation, probably after morcellated.