splenectomy


sple·nec·to·my

noun \spli-ˈnek-tə-mē\
plural sple·nec·to·mies

Definition of SPLENECTOMY

:  surgical removal of the spleen
sple·nec·to·mize \-ˌmīz\ transitive verb

Origin of SPLENECTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1859

sple·nec·to·my

noun \spli-ˈnek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sple·nec·to·mies

Medical Definition of SPLENECTOMY

: surgical excision of the spleen

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