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tonsillotomy

[ ton-suh-lot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌtɒn səˈlɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural ton·sil·lot·o·mies.Surgery.

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

tonsillotomy
/ (ˌtɒnsɪˈlɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

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

tonsillotomy
[ tŏn′sə-lŏtə-mē ]

n.

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