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cholecystectomy

[koh-luh-si-stek-tuh-mee, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɛk tə mi, ˌkɒl ə-/
noun, plural cholecystectomies. Surgery
1.
removal of the gallbladder.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; cholecyst + -ectomy
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Examples for cholecystectomy
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cholecystectomy

cholecystectomy

/ˌkɒlɪsɪˈstɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical removal of the gall bladder
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Word Origin and History for cholecystectomy
cholecystectomy
1885, from cholecyst "gall bladder" (1881), from Mod.L. cholecystis, from Gk. khole "gall" + kystis "bladder, cyst."
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cholecystectomy in Medicine

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

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cholecystectomy in Science
cholecystectomy
  (kō'lĭ-sĭ-stěk'tə-mē)   
Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
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