thymectomy

noun thy·mec·to·my \ thī-ˈmek-tə-mē \

Definition of thymectomy

plural thymectomies
: surgical removal of the thymus

thymectomize

play \thī-ˈmek-tə-ˌmīz\ transitive verb

First Known Use of thymectomy

circa 1905

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thymectomy

noun thy·mec·to·my \ thī-ˈmek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of thymectomy

plural thymectomies
: surgical excision of the thymus

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