splenectomy

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noun sple·nec·to·my \spli-ˈnek-tə-mē\

Definition of splenectomy

plural

splenectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of the spleen

splenectomize

play \spli-ˈnek-tə-ˌmīz\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of splenectomy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1859


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splenectomy

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noun sple·nec·to·my \spli-ˈnek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of splenectomy

plural

splenectomies

  1. :  surgical excision of the spleen


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