nephrectomy

noun
ne·phrec·to·my | \ni-ˈfrek-tə-mē \
plural nephrectomies

Definition of nephrectomy 

: the surgical removal of a kidney

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nephrectomize \ni-ˈfrek-tə-ˌmīz \ transitive verb

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He is also barred from performing nephrectomies, the surgical removal of one or both kidneys. Courtney Perkes, Orange County Register, "Santa Ana doctor barred from certain surgeries after removing spleen instead of kidney," 22 Mar. 2017 Afterward, the hospital revoked his nephrectomy privileges and required him to work with a co-surgeon, the legal documents say. Courtney Perkes, Orange County Register, "Santa Ana doctor barred from certain surgeries after removing spleen instead of kidney," 22 Mar. 2017

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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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nephrectomy

noun
ne·phrec·to·my | \ni-ˈfrek-tə-mē \
plural nephrectomies

Medical Definition of nephrectomy 

: the surgical removal of a kidney

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Nglish: Translation of nephrectomy for Spanish Speakers

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