hepatectomy

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

noun, plural hep·a·tec·to·mies.

excision of part of the liver.

Nearby words

  1. heparin,
  2. heparitin sulfate,
  3. hepat-,
  4. hepatalgia,
  5. hepatatrophia,
  6. hepatic,
  7. hepatic artery,
  8. hepatic coma,
  9. hepatic duct,
  10. hepatic encephalopathy

Origin of hepatectomy

First recorded in 1895–1900; hepat- + -ectomy

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Medicine definitions for hepatectomy

hepatectomy

[ hĕp′ə-tĕktə-mē ]

n.

Excision of liver tissue.

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