colectomy

[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for colectomy

colectomy
/ (kəˈlɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of part or all of the colon
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Medical definitions for colectomy

colectomy
[ kə-lĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.
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