nephrectomy

noun
ne·​phrec·​to·​my | \ ni-ˈfrek-tə-mē How to pronounce nephrectomy (audio) \
plural nephrectomies

Definition of nephrectomy

: the surgical removal of a kidney

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Other Words from nephrectomy

nephrectomize \ ni-​ˈfrek-​tə-​ˌmīz How to pronounce nephrectomy (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of nephrectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My husband underwent a partial nephrectomy, an unpleasant physical recovery and an emotional whirlwind, but we were done. Rebecca Sugar, WSJ, "Cancer Is Different the Second Time," 11 Mar. 2021 In early March, the Gov will undergo a partial nephrectomy to remove the tumor. Tara Law, Time, "New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Discloses Likely Cancerous Tumor," 23 Feb. 2020 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Why Cameron Mathison Says His New Hallmark Movie ‘The Christmas Club’ Saved His Life," 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Why Cameron Mathison Says His New Hallmark Movie ‘The Christmas Club’ Saved His Life," 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Why Cameron Mathison Says His New Hallmark Movie ‘The Christmas Club’ Saved His Life," 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Why Cameron Mathison Says His New Hallmark Movie ‘The Christmas Club’ Saved His Life," 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Why Cameron Mathison Says His New Hallmark Movie ‘The Christmas Club’ Saved His Life," 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Why Cameron Mathison Says His New Hallmark Movie ‘The Christmas Club’ Saved His Life," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nephrectomy

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nephrectomy was in 1880

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18 Mar 2021

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“Nephrectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephrectomy. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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nephrectomy

noun
ne·​phrec·​to·​my | \ ni-ˈfrek-tə-mē How to pronounce nephrectomy (audio) \
plural nephrectomies

Medical Definition of nephrectomy

: the surgical removal of a kidney

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