sympathectomy

noun
sym·​pa·​thec·​to·​my | \ ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-mē How to pronounce sympathectomy (audio) \
plural sympathectomies

Definition of sympathectomy

: surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways

Other Words from sympathectomy

sympathectomized \ ˌsim-​pə-​ˈthek-​tə-​ˌmīzd How to pronounce sympathectomy (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of sympathectomy

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Sympathectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sympathectomy. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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sympathectomy

noun
sym·​pa·​thec·​to·​my | \ ˌsim-pə-ˈthek-tə-mē How to pronounce sympathectomy (audio) \
plural sympathectomies

Medical Definition of sympathectomy

: surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways

Other Words from sympathectomy

sympathectomized or chiefly British sympathectomised \ -​ˌmīzd How to pronounce sympathectomy (audio) \ adjective

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