cholecystectomy


cho·le·cys·tec·to·my

noun \-(ˌ)sis-ˈtek-tə-mē\
plural cho·le·cys·tec·to·mies

Definition of CHOLECYSTECTOMY

:  surgical excision of the gallbladder
cho·le·cys·tec·to·mized \-ˌmīzd\ adjective

Origin of CHOLECYSTECTOMY

New Latin cholecystis gallbladder (from chol- + Greek kystis bladder) + International Scientific Vocabulary -ectomy — more at cyst
First Known Use: 1885

cho·le·cys·tec·to·my

noun \ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)sis-ˈtek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cho·le·cys·tec·to·mies

Medical Definition of CHOLECYSTECTOMY

: surgical excision of the gallbladder

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