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[koh-luh-si-stek-tuh-mee, kol-uh-]
noun, plural cholecystectomies. Surgery.
removal of the gallbladder.

1880–85; cholecyst + -ectomy Unabridged
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cholecystectomy (ˌkɒlɪsɪˈstɛktəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
surgical removal of the gall bladder

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Word Origin & History

1885, from cholecyst "gall bladder" (1881), from Mod.L. cholecystis, from Gk. khole "gall" + kystis "bladder, cyst."
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Medical Dictionary

cholecystectomy cho·le·cys·tec·to·my (kō'lĭ-sĭ-stěk'tə-mē)
Surgical removal of the gallbladder.

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Science Dictionary
cholecystectomy   (kō'lĭ-sĭ-stěk'tə-mē)  Pronunciation Key 
Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
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Example sentences
Surgery to remove the gallbladder is called cholecystectomy.
The initial approach is the same as with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
For this reason, many centers request that patients undergo cholecystectomy before their bariatric procedure.
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