appendectomy


ap·pen·dec·to·my

noun \ˌa-pən-ˈdek-tə-mē, ˌa-ˌpen-\

medical : an operation to remove a person's appendix

plural ap·pen·dec·to·mies

Full Definition of APPENDECTOMY

:  surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

Examples of APPENDECTOMY

  1. The surgeon performed an appendectomy on her.

Origin of APPENDECTOMY

Latin appendic-, appendix + English -ectomy
First Known Use: circa 1895

ap·pen·dec·to·my

noun \ˌap-ən-ˈdek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ap·pen·dec·to·mies

Medical Definition of APPENDECTOMY

: surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

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