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nephrectomy

[ nuh-frek-tuh-mee ]
/ nəˈfrɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural ne·phrec·to·mies.Surgery.

excision of a kidney.

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Origin of nephrectomy

First recorded in 1875–80; nephr- + -ectomy
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Example sentences from the Web for nephrectomy

  • Their conversation was technical, a new extirpation of the thyroid gland, a recent nephrectomy.

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British Dictionary definitions for nephrectomy

nephrectomy
/ (nɪˈfrɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of a kidney
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Medical definitions for nephrectomy

nephrectomy
[ nə-frĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of a kidney.
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