[ 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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Their conversation was technical, a new extirpation of the thyroid gland, a recent nephrectomy.The Street of Seven Stars|Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for nephrectomy
/ (nɪˈfrɛktəmɪ) /
noun plural -mies
surgical removal of a kidney
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Medical definitions for nephrectomy
[ nə-frĕk′tə-mē ]
Surgical removal of a kidney.
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