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noun, plural thy·roid·ec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. excision of all or a part of the thyroid gland.
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Origin of thyroidectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; thyroid + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for thyroidectomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland
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thyroidectomy in Medicine


  1. Surgical removal of the thyroid gland.
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Related formsthy′roid•ecto•mize′ v.
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