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noun, plural ton·sil·lot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision or excision of a portion of a tonsil.
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Origin of tonsillotomy

1895–1900; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -o- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for tonsillotomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into one or both of the palatine tonsils, usually followed by removal (tonsillectomy)
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tonsillotomy in Medicine


  1. The cutting away of a portion of a hypertrophied palatine tonsil.
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