noun, plural en·ter·ec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part of the intestine.

Origin of enterectomy

First recorded in 1875–80; enter- + -ectomy
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noun plural -mies

surgical excision of part of the intestine
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enterectomy in Medicine




Surgical removal of a segment of the intestine.
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