thymectomy

noun

thy·​mec·​to·​my thī-ˈmek-tə-mē How to pronounce thymectomy (audio)
plural thymectomies
: surgical removal of the thymus
thymectomize transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thymectomy was circa 1905

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“Thymectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymectomy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

thymectomy

noun
thy·​mec·​to·​my thī-ˈmek-tə-mē How to pronounce thymectomy (audio)
plural thymectomies
: surgical excision of the thymus
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