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 for featurectomy
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  featurectomy
   /fee`ch@r?ek't@?mee/, n.
  
      The act of removing a feature from a program. Featurectomies come in two
      flavors, the righteous and the reluctant. Righteous featurectomies are
      performed because the remover believes the program would be more elegant
      without the feature, or there is already an equivalent and better way to
      achieve the same end. (Doing so is not quite the same thing as removing a {
      misfeature.) Reluctant featurectomies are performed to satisfy some
      external constraint such as code size or execution speed.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  featurectomy
  
     /fee"ch*r-ek"t*-mee/ The act of removing a feature from a
     program.  Featurectomies come in two flavours, the "righteous"
     and the "reluctant".  Righteous featurectomies are performed
     because the remover believes the program would be more elegant
     without the feature, or there is already an equivalent and
     better way to achieve the same end.  (Doing so is not quite
     the same thing as removing a misfeature.)  Reluctant
     featurectomies are performed to satisfy some external
     constraint such as code size or execution speed.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-10-20)
  

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