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tonsillectomy

noun ton·sil·lec·to·my \ˌtän(t)-sə-ˈlek-tə-mē\

medical : an operation to remove a person's tonsils

plural ton·sil·lec·to·mies

Full Definition of TONSILLECTOMY

:  the surgical removal of the tonsils

Examples of TONSILLECTOMY

  1. The surgeon performed a tonsillectomy.

First Known Use of TONSILLECTOMY

1899
Medical Dictionary

tonsillectomy

noun ton·sil·lec·to·my \ˌtän(t)-sə-ˈlek-tə-mē\
plural ton·sil·lec·to·mies

Medical Definition of TONSILLECTOMY

:  surgical excision of the tonsils

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