appendectomy

[ ap-uhn-dek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌæp ənˈdɛk tə mi /

noun, plural ap·pen·dec·to·mies.Surgery.

excision of the vermiform appendix.

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Also especially British, ap·pen·di·cec·to·my [uh-pen-duh-sek-tuh-mee] /əˌpɛn dəˈsɛk tə mi/ .

Origin of appendectomy

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

appendectomy
[ ăp′ən-dĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.appendicectomy
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Cultural definitions for appendectomy

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

The surgical removal of the appendix.

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