[yoo r-uh-threk-tuh-mee]

noun, plural u·re·threc·to·mies. Surgery.

excision or removal of part or all of the urethra.

Nearby words

  1. urethral hematuria,
  2. urethral papilla,
  3. urethral valve,
  4. urethralgia,
  5. urethratresia,
  6. urethremorrhagia,
  7. urethremphraxis,
  8. urethrism,
  9. urethritis,
  10. urethritis petrificans

Origin of urethrectomy

First recorded in 1890–95; urethr- + -ectomy

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Medicine definitions for urethrectomy




Excision of a part or all of the urethra.

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