pancreatectomy

noun
pan·cre·a·tec·to·my | \ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē, ˌpan-\
plural pancreatectomies

Definition of pancreatectomy 

: surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas

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Other Words from pancreatectomy

pancreatectomized \ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtek-tə-ˌmīzd, ˌpan- \ adjective

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The approach is called laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with islet cell autotransplantation. Carrie Wells, baltimoresun.com, "Hopkins surgeons develop minimally invasive surgery for chronic pancreatitis," 16 July 2017

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First Known Use of pancreatectomy

1890, in the meaning defined above

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pancreatectomy

noun
pan·cre·atec·to·my | \ˌpaŋ-krē-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē, ˌpan- \
plural pancreatectomies

Medical Definition of pancreatectomy 

: surgical excision of all or part of the pancreas a total pancreatectomy

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