mastoidectomy

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noun mas·toid·ec·to·my \ˌmas-ˌtȯi-ˈdek-tə-mē\

Definition of mastoidectomy

plural

mastoidectomies

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

Origin and Etymology of mastoidectomy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898


Medical Dictionary

mastoidectomy

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noun mas·toid·ec·to·my \ˌmas-ˌtȯid-ˈek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of mastoidectomy

plural

mastoidectomies

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


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