tonsillotomy

[ ton-suh-lot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌtɒn səˈlɒt ə mi /

noun, plural ton·sil·lot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision or excision of a portion of a tonsil.

Nearby words

  1. tonsillectomy,
  2. tonsillitic,
  3. tonsillitis,
  4. tonsillo-,
  5. tonsillolith,
  6. tonsils,
  7. tonsorial,
  8. tonsure,
  9. tontine,
  10. tonto

Origin of tonsillotomy

1895–1900; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -o- + -tomy

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British Dictionary definitions for tonsillotomy

tonsillotomy

/ (ˌtɒnsɪˈlɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into one or both of the palatine tonsils, usually followed by removal (tonsillectomy)
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Medicine definitions for tonsillotomy

tonsillotomy

[ tŏn′sə-lŏtə-mē ]

n.

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

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