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prostatectomy

[ pros-tuh-tek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌprɒs təˈtɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural pros·ta·tec·to·mies.Surgery.
excision of part or all of the prostate gland.
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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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Medical definitions for prostatectomy

prostatectomy
[ prŏs′tə-tĕktə-mē ]

n.
Surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.
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