[ hep-uh-tek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌhɛp əˈtɛk tə mi /

noun, plural hep·a·tec·to·mies.

excision of part of the liver.

Origin of hepatectomy

First recorded in 1895–1900; hepat- + -ectomy
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Medicine definitions for hepatectomy


[ hĕp′ə-tĕktə-mē ]


Excision of liver tissue.
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