hepatectomy

noun
hep·​a·​tec·​to·​my | \ ˌhe-pə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce hepatectomy (audio) \
plural hepatectomies

Definition of hepatectomy

: excision of the liver or of part of the liver

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Other Words from hepatectomy

hepatectomized \ ˌhe-​pə-​ˈtek-​tə-​ˌmīzd How to pronounce hepatectomized (audio) \ 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, "Athlete gets cancer. Athlete fights cancer. Repeat, again and again...," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of hepatectomy

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 24 Sep. 2020.

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hepatectomy

noun
hep·​a·​tec·​to·​my | \ ˌhep-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce hepatectomy (audio) \
plural hepatectomies

Medical Definition of hepatectomy

: excision of the liver or of part of the liver

Other Words from hepatectomy

hepatectomized also British hepatectomised \ -​tə-​ˌmīzd How to pronounce hepatectomised (audio) \ adjective

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