adrenalectomy

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noun ad·re·nal·ec·to·my \ ə-ˌdrē-nə-ˈlek-tə-mē \

Definition of adrenalectomy

:surgical removal of an adrenal gland

adrenalectomized

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First Known Use of adrenalectomy

1903


Medical Dictionary

adrenalectomy

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noun ad·re·nal·ec·to·my \ -tə-mē \

medical Definition of adrenalectomy

plural adrenalectomies
:surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands

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