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[lar-uh n-jek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural lar·yn·gec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. excision of part or all of the larynx.
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Origin of laryngectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; laryng- + -ectomy
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Examples from the Web for laryngectomy

Historical Examples

  • Swallowing after laryngectomy is satisfactory, and the general health in many cases improves.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


  • It is also necessary to refer to the other side of the question, namely, the position of laryngectomy.

  • These results may now be briefly compared with those obtained by laryngectomy, whether partial or complete.

British Dictionary definitions for laryngectomy


  1. surgical removal of all or part of the larynx
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laryngectomy in Medicine


  1. Surgical removal of part or all of the larynx.
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