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noun, plural mas·toid·ec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. 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


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical removal of the mastoid process
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mastoidectomy in Medicine


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