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 nephrectomize (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of nephrectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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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“Nephrectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephrectomy. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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