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noun, plural en·ter·ec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. excision of part of the intestine.
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Origin of enterectomy

First recorded in 1875–80; enter- + -ectomy
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Historical Examples of enterectomy

  • Enterectomy or excision of the gangrenous portion has recently been recommended and performed by some surgeons.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

British Dictionary definitions for enterectomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical excision of part of the intestine
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enterectomy in Medicine


  1. Surgical removal of a segment of the intestine.
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