This is similar to the words within words game in which an embedded word is removed from a longer word to make a third word by joining the letters remaining at the beginning and end of the original word. For example, removing MEMBER from CAMEMBERT makes CAT.
"Removing Embedded Letter Patterns,"
Word Ways: Vol. 31
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol31/iss2/12