mastoidectomy

noun
mas·​toid·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌma-ˌstȯi-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce mastoidectomy (audio) \
plural mastoidectomies

Definition of mastoidectomy

: surgical removal of part of the mastoid process of the temporal bone

First Known Use of mastoidectomy

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mastoidectomy

mastoid entry 2 + -ectomy

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The first known use of mastoidectomy was in 1898

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“Mastoidectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mastoidectomy. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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mastoidectomy

noun
mas·​toid·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌmas-ˌtȯid-ˈek-tə-mē How to pronounce mastoidectomy (audio) \
plural mastoidectomies

Medical Definition of mastoidectomy

: surgical removal of the mastoid cells or of the mastoid process of the temporal bone

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