- excision of the vermiform appendix.
Origin of appendectomy
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Examples from the Web for appendectomy
Cato did not ask me to write their brief for the same reason that you do not ask me to perform your appendectomy.My Reverse-Cyrano Moment Wooing the Supreme Court
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She spoke to one person convinced that his appendectomy made him less attractive.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why
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In 2001, Arthur's wife and his girlfriend accidentally met while he was recovering from an appendectomy in Middlesex Hospital.Chile's Etiquette of Love
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Callista remembered that in Mr. Lamson's office she had very nearly remarked aloud: "Never knew she'd had an appendectomy."The Trial of Callista Blake
He didn't remember the details of the appendectomy, but he still had records that showed a completely normal operation.The Memory of Mars
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Word Origin and History for appendectomy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.appendicectomy
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The surgical removal of the appendix.
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