sympathectomy

noun
sym·pa·thec·to·my | \ ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-mē \
plural sympathectomies

Definition of sympathectomy 

: surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways

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sympathectomized \ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-ˌmīzd \ adjective

First Known Use of sympathectomy

1900, in the meaning defined above

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sympathectomy

noun
sym·pa·thec·to·my | \ ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-mē \
plural sympathectomies

Medical Definition of sympathectomy 

: surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways

Other words from sympathectomy

sympathectomized or chiefly British -mised \-ˌmīzd \ adjective

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