colectomy

[ kuh-lek-tuh-mee ]
/ kəˈlɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural co·lec·to·mies. Surgery.

the removal of all or part of the colon or large intestine.

Nearby words

  1. cole,
  2. cole, nat king,
  3. cole, thomas,
  4. cole, timothy,
  5. colectivo,
  6. coleman,
  7. coleman, ornette,
  8. colemanite,
  9. colenso,
  10. colent.

Origin of colectomy


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British Dictionary definitions for colectomy

colectomy

/ (kəˈlɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of part or all of the colon
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Word Origin and History for colectomy

colectomy

n.

1882, from colon (n.2) + -ectomy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for colectomy

colectomy

[ kə-lĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.

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