[ kuh-lek-tuh-mee ]
/ kəˈlɛk tə mi /
noun, plural co·lec·to·mies.Surgery.
the removal of all or part of the colon or large intestine.
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Her colectomy took place in San Francisco, and per her request, we made her a shirt that says “I left my colon in San Francisco.”
British Dictionary definitions for colectomy
/ (kəˈlɛktəmɪ) /
noun plural -mies
surgical removal of part or all of the colon
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Medical definitions for colectomy
[ kə-lĕk′tə-mē ]
Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.
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