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appendectomy

[ ap-uhn-dek-tuh-mee ]
/ 藢忙p 蓹n藞d蓻k t蓹 mi /
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Definition of appendectomy

noun, plural ap路pen路dec路to路mies.Surgery.
excision of the vermiform appendix.
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Also especially British, ap路pen路di路cec路to路my [uh-pen-duh-sek-tuh-mee] /蓹藢p蓻n d蓹藞s蓻k t蓹 mi/ .

Origin of appendectomy

First recorded in 1890鈥95; append(ix) + -ectomy
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Cultural definitions for appendectomy

appendectomy
[ (ap-uhn-dek-tuh-mee) ]

The surgical removal of the appendix.

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