thymectomy


thy·mec·to·my

noun \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

thy·mec·to·my

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

Medical Definition of THYMECTOMY

: surgical excision of the thymus

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: thyme dodder
Previous Word in the Dictionary: thyme camphor
All Words Near: thymectomy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up thymectomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).