thyroidectomy

noun
thy·​roid·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌthī-ˌrȯi-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce thyroidectomy (audio) , ˌthī-rə- \
plural thyroidectomies

Definition of thyroidectomy

: surgical removal of thyroid gland tissue

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from thyroidectomy

thyroidectomized \ ˌthī-​ˌrȯi-​ˈdek-​tə-​ˌmīzd How to pronounce thyroidectomy (audio) , ˌthī-​rə-​ \ adjective

Examples of thyroidectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The thyroidectomy scar is faint now; the heart scar is fresh, ugly, life-saving, a constant reminder of my age. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | DEBRA HALE-SHELTON: The honesty that aging requires," 20 Dec. 2020 My surgery was performed in March 2020—a partial thyroidectomy, during which half of my thyroid was removed—and I was diagnosed with minimally invasive follicular thyroid cancer the day after. Tori Moore, Health.com, "I Lost My Job 3 Months After Being Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer—And I’m Terrified the ACA Will Be Struck Down," 27 Oct. 2020 After the diagnosis Jade had her thyroidectomy shortly after that day at Urgent Care in 2011, and started radioactive iodine treatment, which killed off most of the small tumors in her lungs, soon after. Jordan Erb, The Indianapolis Star, "After beating cancer, 19-year-old enrolls in nursing school to help kids battling illness," 22 Oct. 2020 Nothing he did afterwards meant more to him than that rescue, and few things moved him more than seeing the livid thyroidectomy scars of the women who greeted him. The Economist, "Obituary: Steve Sawyer died on July 31st," 22 Aug. 2019 The method is commonly used during thyroidectomies, surgery to remove the thyroid gland to treat thyroid cancer. Suyin Haynes, Time, "A New, Scarless Adam's Apple Surgery Could Be a Breakthrough for Transgender Patients," 11 June 2019 The most extreme of the bunch is a thyroidectomy, or a surgery that permanently removes the thyroid. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Graves' Disease? Symptoms and Treatment Options to Know About," 26 Feb. 2018 The method is commonly used during thyroidectomies, surgery to remove the thyroid gland to treat thyroid cancer. Suyin Haynes, Time, "A New, Scarless Adam's Apple Surgery Could Be a Breakthrough for Transgender Patients," 11 June 2019 The most extreme of the bunch is a thyroidectomy, or a surgery that permanently removes the thyroid. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Graves' Disease? Symptoms and Treatment Options to Know About," 26 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'thyroidectomy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of thyroidectomy

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thyroidectomy

thyroid entry 1 + -ectomy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about thyroidectomy

Time Traveler for thyroidectomy

Time Traveler

The first known use of thyroidectomy was in 1889

See more words from the same year

Statistics for thyroidectomy

Last Updated

31 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Thyroidectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thyroidectomy. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for thyroidectomy

thyroidectomy

noun
thy·​roid·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌthī-ˌrȯid-ˈek-tə-mē, -rəd- How to pronounce thyroidectomy (audio) \
plural thyroidectomies

Medical Definition of thyroidectomy

: surgical excision of thyroid gland tissue

More from Merriam-Webster on thyroidectomy

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about thyroidectomy

Comments on thyroidectomy

What made you want to look up thyroidectomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!