adrenalectomy

noun
ad·​re·​nal·​ec·​to·​my | \ ə-ˌdrē-nə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce adrenalectomy (audio) \

Definition of adrenalectomy

: surgical removal of an adrenal gland

Other Words from adrenalectomy

adrenalectomized \ ə-​ˌdrē-​nə-​ˈlek-​tə-​ˌmīzd How to pronounce adrenalectomized (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of adrenalectomy

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenalectomy

adrenal entry 1 + -ectomy

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“Adrenalectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenalectomy. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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adrenalectomy

noun
ad·​re·​nal·​ec·​to·​my | \ -tə-mē How to pronounce adrenalectomy (audio) \
plural adrenalectomies

Medical Definition of adrenalectomy

: surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands

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