laryngectomy

noun
lar·yn·gec·to·my | \ˌler-ən-ˈjek-tə-ˌmē, ˌla-rən-\
plural laryngectomies

Definition of laryngectomy 

: surgical removal of all or part of the larynx

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Other Words from laryngectomy

laryngectomized \ˌler-ən-ˈjek-tə-ˌmīzd, ˌla-rən- \ adjective

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He was beset by health problems (cancer of the jaw, a heart attack, cancer of the larynx and a laryngectomy), which must have been not only excruciatingly painful but also socially mortifying. Brad Leithauser, WSJ, "‘Something Wonderful’ Review: The Winning Marquee," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of laryngectomy

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of laryngectomy was circa 1888

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laryngectomy

noun
lar·yn·gec·to·my | \-ˈjek-tə-mē \
plural laryngectomies

Medical Definition of laryngectomy 

: surgical removal of all or part of the larynx

Other Words from laryngectomy

laryngectomized \-tə-ˌmīzd \ adjective

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