lobectomy

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noun lo·bec·to·my \lō-ˈbek-tə-mē\

Definition of lobectomy

plural

lobectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of a lobe of an organ (as a lung) or gland (as the thyroid)

Origin and Etymology of lobectomy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1911


Medical Dictionary

lobectomy

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noun lo·bec·to·my \lō-ˈbek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of lobectomy

plural

lobectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of a lobe of an organ (as a lung) or gland (as the thyroid); specifically :  excision of a lobe of the lung—compare lobotomy


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