splenectomy

[ spli-nek-tuh-mee ]
/ splɪˈnɛk tə mi /

noun, plural sple·nec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision or removal of the spleen.

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Origin of splenectomy

First recorded in 1855–60; splen- + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for splenectomy

splenectomy
/ (splɪˈnɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the spleen
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Medical definitions for splenectomy

splenectomy
[ splĭ-nĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of the spleen.
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