splenectomy

[ spli-nek-tuh-mee ]
/ splɪˈnɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural sple·nec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision or removal of the spleen.

Nearby words

  1. splendidly,
  2. splendiferous,
  3. splendiferously,
  4. splendor,
  5. splendour,
  6. splenectopia,
  7. splenetic,
  8. splenic,
  9. splenic anemia,
  10. splenic artery

Origin of splenectomy

First recorded in 1855–60; splen- + -ectomy

Also called lienectomy.

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British Dictionary definitions for splenectomy

splenectomy

/ (splɪˈnɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the spleen
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Medicine definitions for splenectomy

splenectomy

[ splĭ-nĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of the spleen.

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