thymectomy

[ thahy-mek-tuh-mee ]
/ θaɪˈmɛk tə mi /

noun, plural thy·mec·to·mies.

surgical removal of the thymus gland.

Origin of thymectomy

First recorded in 1900–05; thym(us) + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for thymectomy

thymectomy
/ (θaɪˈmɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the thymus
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Medicine definitions for thymectomy

thymectomy
[ thī-mĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of the thymus gland.
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