esophagectomy

noun
esoph·​a·​gec·​to·​my
variants: or chiefly British oesophagectomy \ i-​ˌsäf-​ə-​ˈjek-​tə-​mē How to pronounce esophagectomy (audio) \
plural esophagectomies

Medical Definition of esophagectomy

: excision of part of the esophagus

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“Esophagectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/esophagectomy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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