thymectomy

noun
thy·​mec·​to·​my | \ thī-ˈmek-tə-mē How to pronounce thymectomy (audio) \
plural thymectomies

Definition of thymectomy

: surgical removal of the thymus

Other Words from thymectomy

thymectomize \ thī-​ˈmek-​tə-​ˌmīz How to pronounce thymectomize (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of thymectomy

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

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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 30 Oct. 2020.

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thymectomy

noun
thy·​mec·​to·​my | \ thī-ˈmek-tə-mē How to pronounce thymectomy (audio) \
plural thymectomies

Medical Definition of thymectomy

: surgical excision of the thymus

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