appendectomy

[ap-uhn-dek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural appendectomies. Surgery.
excision of the vermiform appendix.

Origin:
1890–95; append(ix) + -ectomy

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appendicectomy or esp (US and Canadian) appendectomy (əˌpɛndɪˈsɛktəmɪ, ˌæpənˈdɛktəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
surgical removal of any appendage, esp the vermiform appendix
 
appendectomy or esp (US and Canadian) appendectomy
 
n

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appendectomy
1894, a hybrid from from appendix + Gk. ektome "cutting out" (see -ectomy).
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appendectomy ap·pen·dec·to·my (āp'ən-děk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. Also called appendicectomy.

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appendectomy [(ap-uhn-dek-tuh-mee)]

The surgical removal of the appendix.

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Example sentences
These days, surgeons will typically do a laparoscopic appendectomy.
Immensely fatigued, he had a particularly slow recovery from an appendectomy.
Meyer, recovering from an appendectomy, attended the event in hopes of racing but ultimately could not.
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