lobectomy


lo·bec·to·my

noun \lō-ˈbek-tə-mē\
plural lo·bec·to·mies

Definition of LOBECTOMY

:  surgical removal of a lobe of an organ (as a lung) or gland (as the thyroid)

Origin of LOBECTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1911

Rhymes with LOBECTOMY

lo·bec·to·my

noun \lō-ˈbek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lo·bec·to·mies

Medical Definition of LOBECTOMY

: surgical removal of a lobe of an organ (as a lung) or gland (as the thyroid); specifically : excision of a lobe of the lung—compare lobotomy

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