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

excision of all or a part of the thyroid gland.

Origin of thyroidectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; thyroid + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for thyroidectomy


noun plural -mies

surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland
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thyroidectomy in Medicine




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