parathyroidectomy

noun

para·​thy·​roid·​ec·​to·​my ˌper-ə-ˌthī-ˌrȯi-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce parathyroidectomy (audio)
ˌpa-rə-
plural parathyroidectomies
: partial or complete excision of the parathyroid glands
parathyroidectomized adjective

Examples of parathyroidectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was referred for surgical removal of the abnormal gland (parathyroidectomy), the definitive treatment for this condition. Damon Tweedy, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2017 The left-hander’s season began with a parathyroidectomy during spring training to alleviate hyperparathyroidism. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 15 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parathyroidectomy was in 1899

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“Parathyroidectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parathyroidectomy. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

parathyroidectomy

noun
para·​thy·​roid·​ec·​to·​my -ˌrȯid-ˈek-tə-mē How to pronounce parathyroidectomy (audio)
plural parathyroidectomies
: partial or complete excision of the parathyroid glands
parathyroidectomized adjective
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