nephrectomy

[nuh-frek-tuh-mee]

noun, plural ne·phrec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of a kidney.

Origin of nephrectomy

First recorded in 1875–80; nephr- + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for nephrectomy

nephrectomy

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of a kidney
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Word Origin and History for nephrectomy
n.

1880, from nephro- "kidney" + -ectomy "a cutting out."

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Medicine definitions for nephrectomy

nephrectomy

[nə-frĕktə-mē]

n.

Surgical removal of a kidney.
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