splenectomize

transitive verb
sple·​nec·​to·​mize
variants: or chiefly British splenectomise \ spli-​ˈnek-​tə-​ˌmīz How to pronounce splenectomize (audio) \
splenectomized or chiefly British splenectomised; splenectomizing or chiefly British splenectomising

Medical Definition of splenectomize

: to excise the spleen of

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“Splenectomize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/splenectomize. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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