prostatectomy

[ pros-tuh-tek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌprɒs təˈtɛk tə mi /

noun, plural pros·ta·tec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part or all of the prostate gland.

Nearby words

  1. prostat-,
  2. prostatalgia,
  3. prostate,
  4. prostate gland,
  5. prostate-specific antigen,
  6. prostatic,
  7. prostatic ductule,
  8. prostatic fluid,
  9. prostatic massage,
  10. prostatic sinus

Origin of prostatectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; prostate + -ectomy

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British Dictionary definitions for prostatectomy

prostatectomy

/ (ˌprɒstəˈtɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of all or a part of the prostate gland
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Medicine definitions for prostatectomy

prostatectomy

[ prŏs′tə-tĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.

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