excision of the vermiform appendix.
- Also especially British, ap·pen·di·cec·to·my [uh-pen-duh-sek-tuh-mee] /əˌpɛn dəˈsɛk tə mi/ .
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How to use appendectomy in a sentence
The typical hospitalization for a routine appendectomy is about 24 hours.A Boy Went to a COVID-Swamped ER. He Waited for Hours. Then His Appendix Burst. | by Jenny Deam | September 15, 2021 | ProPublica
Cato did not ask me to write their brief for the same reason that you do not ask me to perform your appendectomy.
She spoke to one person convinced that his appendectomy made him less attractive.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why | Josh Dzieza | August 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2001, Arthur's wife and his girlfriend accidentally met while he was recovering from an appendectomy in Middlesex Hospital.
He didn't remember the details of the appendectomy, but he still had records that showed a completely normal operation.The Memory of Mars | Raymond F. Jones
I recalled the famous appendectomy performed on him some years ago.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
It posed no more threat to a patient than a simple appendectomy had posed three centuries before.Star Surgeon | Alan Nourse
In 1736, Claudius Aymand conducted the first successful appendectomy.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly
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 | Edgar Pangborn
Cultural definitions for appendectomy
The surgical removal of the appendix.
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