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thymectomy

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noun, thy·mec·to·my \thī-ˈmek-tə-mē\

Definition of thymectomy

plural thymectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of the thymus

thymectomize play \-ˌmīz\ transitive verb


Circa 1905

First Known Use of thymectomy

circa 1905


Medical Dictionary

thymectomy

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noun thy·mec·to·my \thī-ˈmek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of thymectomy

plural thymectomies

  1. :  surgical excision of the thymus




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "thymectomy"


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