cholecystectomy

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noun cho·le·cys·tec·to·my \-(ˌ)sis-ˈtek-tə-mē\

Definition of cholecystectomy

plural

cholecystectomies

  1. :  surgical excision of the gallbladder

cholecystectomized

play \-ˌmīzd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cholecystectomy

New Latin cholecystis gallbladder (from chol- + Greek kystis bladder) + International Scientific Vocabulary -ectomy — more at cyst


First Known Use: 1885


Medical Dictionary

cholecystectomy

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noun cho·le·cys·tec·to·my \ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)sis-ˈtek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of cholecystectomy

plural

cholecystectomies

  1. :  surgical excision of the gallbladder


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