- the removal of all or part of the colon or large intestine.
Origin of colectomy
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Examples from the Web for colectomy
Her colectomy took place in San Francisco, and per her request, we made her a shirt that says “I left my colon in San Francisco.”Your Puffy-Face Moments, Inspired by Ashley Judd
April 13, 2012
- surgical removal of part or all of the colon
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Word Origin and History for colectomy
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- Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.
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