adenoidectomy

[ ad-n-oi-dek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌæd n ɔɪˈdɛk tə mi /

noun, plural ad·e·noid·ec·to·mies.

Surgery. surgical removal of the adenoids.

Nearby words

  1. adenoid facies,
  2. adenoid squamous cell carcinoma,
  3. adenoid tissue,
  4. adenoidal,
  5. adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival virus,
  6. adenoiditis,
  7. adenoids,
  8. adenolipoma,
  9. adenolipomatosis,
  10. adenology

Origin of adenoidectomy

First recorded in 1905–10; adenoid + -ectomy

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British Dictionary definitions for adenoidectomy

adenoidectomy

/ (ˌædɪnɔɪˈdɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the adenoids
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Medicine definitions for adenoidectomy

adenoidectomy

[ ăd′n-oi-dĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx.

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