laryngectomy

noun
lar·​yn·​gec·​to·​my | \ ˌler-ən-ˈjek-tə-ˌmē How to pronounce laryngectomy (audio) , 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 How to pronounce laryngectomy (audio) , ˌla-​rən-​ \ adjective

Examples of laryngectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In March 2018, the McDowell Intermediate High School teacher had a partial laryngectomy, a surgical procedure to remove a portion of her voice box. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Pennsylvania teacher who died from cancer penned encouraging obit before death," 5 Oct. 2019 Kuzma had a total laryngectomy in September 2018, per GoErie.com, along with 30 radiation and five chemotherapy treatments. Korin Miller, Health.com, "This 32-Year-Old Teacher Wrote Her Own Obituary Before Dying of Cancer—and Now It's Going Viral," 8 Oct. 2019 Kuzma then had a total laryngectomy at the Cleveland Clinic and underwent 30 radiation and five chemotherapy treatments. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Pennsylvania teacher who died from cancer penned encouraging obit before death," 5 Oct. 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laryngectomy. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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laryngectomy

noun
lar·​yn·​gec·​to·​my | \ -ˈjek-tə-mē How to pronounce laryngectomy (audio) \
plural laryngectomies

Medical Definition of laryngectomy

: surgical removal of all or part of the larynx

Other Words from laryngectomy

laryngectomized \ -​tə-​ˌmīzd How to pronounce laryngectomy (audio) \ adjective

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