noun thy·mec·to·my \thī-ˈmek-tə-mē\
plural thy·mec·to·mies

Definition of THYMECTOMY

:  surgical removal of the thymus
thy·mec·to·mize \-ˌmīz\ transitive verb

First Known Use of THYMECTOMY

circa 1905


noun thy·mec·to·my \thī-ˈmek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural thy·mec·to·mies

Medical Definition of THYMECTOMY

:  surgical excision of the thymus


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