[ si-stek-tuh-mee ]
/ sɪˈstɛk tə mi /

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

excision of a cyst or bladder, usually the urinary bladder.

Origin of cystectomy

First recorded in 1890–95; cyst- + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cystectomy


/ (sɪˈstɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the gall bladder or of part of the urinary bladder
surgical removal of any abnormal cyst
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Medicine definitions for cystectomy


[ sĭ-stĕktə-mē ]


Surgical removal of a cyst.
Surgical removal of all or a part of the gallbladder.
Surgical removal of all or part of the urinary bladder.
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