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nephrectomy

noun ne·phrec·to·my \ni-ˈfrek-tə-mē\
plural ne·phrec·to·mies

Definition of NEPHRECTOMY

:  the surgical removal of a kidney
ne·phrec·to·mize \-ˌmīz\ transitive verb

Origin of NEPHRECTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880

nephrectomy

noun ne·phrec·to·my \ni-ˈfrek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ne·phrec·to·mies

Medical Definition of NEPHRECTOMY

:  the surgical removal of a kidney

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