hepatectomy

noun

hep·​a·​tec·​to·​my ˌhe-pə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce hepatectomy (audio)
plural hepatectomies
: excision of the liver or of part of the liver
hepatectomized adjective

Examples of hepatectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the morning of Aug. 26, Eric Jensen, a 44-year-old professor of surgical oncology at UM Health, performed a five-hour, extended right hepatectomy on Gabe, removing the tumor along with her gall bladder (which, essentially, was in the way). Tim Layden, SI.com, 11 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hepatectomy was circa 1890

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“Hepatectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepatectomy. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

hepatectomy

noun
hep·​a·​tec·​to·​my ˌhep-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce hepatectomy (audio)
plural hepatectomies
: excision of the liver or of part of the liver
hepatectomized adjective
also British hepatectomised
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