thymectomy

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

noun, plural thy·mec·to·mies.

surgical removal of the thymus gland.

Nearby words

  1. thyestes,
  2. thylacine,
  3. thylakoid,
  4. thym-,
  5. thyme,
  6. thymelaeaceous,
  7. thymelcosis,
  8. thymi-,
  9. thymic,
  10. thymic abscesses

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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