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

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, 11 Mar. 2021 In early March, the Gov will undergo a partial nephrectomy to remove the tumor. Tara Law, Time, 23 Feb. 2020 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 27 Nov. 2019 Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 27 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of nephrectomy

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Nephrectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephrectomy. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for nephrectomy

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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Nglish: Translation of nephrectomy for Spanish Speakers

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