cholecystectomy

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

Definition of cholecystectomy

plural cholecystectomies
: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


Medical Dictionary

cholecystectomy

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

medical Definition of cholecystectomy

plural cholecystectomies
:surgical excision of the gallbladder

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