sympathectomy

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

Definition of sympathectomy

plural

sympathectomies

  1. :  surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways

sympathectomized

play \-ˌmīzd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sympathectomy

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sympathectomy

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

Medical Definition of sympathectomy

plural

sympathectomies

  1. :  surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways

sympathectomized

or chiefly British

-mised

\-ˌmīzd\play adjective

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