radiothyroidectomy

noun

ra·​dio·​thy·​roid·​ec·​to·​my -ˌthī-rȯi-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce radiothyroidectomy (audio)
plural radiothyroidectomies
: the destruction of part of the thyroid gland by administering radioactive iodine in order to reduce thyroid function

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“Radiothyroidectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/radiothyroidectomy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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