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thymectomy

[thahy-mek-tuh-mee]
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noun, plural thy·mec·to·mies.
  1. surgical removal of the thymus gland.

Origin of thymectomy

First recorded in 1900–05; thym(us) + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for thymectomy

thymectomy

noun plural -mies
  1. surgical removal of the thymus
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thymectomy in Medicine

thymectomy

(thī-mĕktə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical removal of the thymus gland.
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