Simple Definition of appendectomy
medical : an operation to remove a person's appendix
Full Definition of appendectomy
: surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
Examples of appendectomy in a sentence
The surgeon performed an appendectomy on her.
Origin of appendectomy
Latin appendic-, appendix + English -ectomy
First Known Use: circa 1895
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