thyroidectomy

[ thahy-roi-dek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌθaɪ rɔɪˈdɛk tə mi /

noun, plural thy·roid·ec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of all or a part of the thyroid gland.

Nearby words

  1. thyroid stimulating hormone,
  2. thyroid storm,
  3. thyroid suppression test,
  4. thyroid-stimulating hormone,
  5. thyroid-stimulating hormone stimulation test,
  6. thyroiditis,
  7. thyroliberin,
  8. thyromegaly,
  9. thyronine,
  10. thyroparathyroidectomy

Origin of thyroidectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; thyroid + -ectomy

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British Dictionary definitions for thyroidectomy

thyroidectomy

/ (ˌθaɪrɔɪˈdɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland
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Medicine definitions for thyroidectomy

thyroidectomy

[ thī′roi-dĕktə-mē ]

n.

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


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