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tonsillectomy

[ ton-suh-lek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌtɒn səˈlɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural ton·sil·lec·to·mies.Surgery.
the operation of excising or removing one or both tonsils.
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Origin of tonsillectomy

1900–05; <Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -ectomy

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How to use tonsillectomy in a sentence

  • For that matter, they might have noticed her unrecorded tonsillectomy and considered her fair bait.

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British Dictionary definitions for tonsillectomy

tonsillectomy
/ (ˌtɒnsɪˈlɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
surgical removal of the palatine tonsils
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Scientific definitions for tonsillectomy

tonsillectomy
[ tŏn′sə-lĕktə-mē ]

Surgical removal of the tonsils.
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