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mastoidectomy

[ mas-toi-dek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌmæs tɔɪˈdɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural mas·toid·ec·to·mies.Surgery.

the removal of part of a mastoid process, usually for draining an infection.

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Origin of mastoidectomy

First recorded in 1895–1900; mastoid + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for mastoidectomy

mastoidectomy
/ (ˌmæstɔɪˈdɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the mastoid process
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Medical definitions for mastoidectomy

mastoidectomy
[ măs′toi-dĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of mastoid sinuses or part or all of the mastoid process.
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