cholecystectomy

[ koh-luh-si-stek-tuh-mee, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɛk tə mi, ˌkɒl ə- /

noun, plural cho·le·cys·tec·to·mies. Surgery.

removal of the gallbladder.

Origin of cholecystectomy

First recorded in 1880–85; cholecyst + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for cholecystectomy

cholecystectomy
/ (ˌkɒlɪsɪˈstɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the gall bladder
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Medical definitions for cholecystectomy

cholecystectomy
[ kō′lĭ-sĭ-stĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
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Scientific definitions for cholecystectomy

cholecystectomy
[ kō′lĭ-sĭ-stĕktə-mē ]

Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
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