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appendectomy

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noun, ap·pen·dec·to·my \ˌa-pən-ˈdek-tə-mē, ˌa-ˌpen-\

Simple Definition of appendectomy

  • medical : an operation to remove a person's appendix

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of appendectomy

plural appendectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

Examples of appendectomy in a sentence

  1. The surgeon performed an appendectomy on her.



Origin of appendectomy

Latin appendic-, appendix + English -ectomy


First Known Use: circa 1895

Rhymes with appendectomy


Medical Dictionary

appendectomy

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noun ap·pen·dec·to·my \ˌap-ən-ˈdek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of appendectomy

plural appendectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of the vermiform appendix





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