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nephrectomy

[nuh-frek-tuh-mee] /nəˈfrɛk tə mi/
noun, plural nephrectomies. Surgery
1.
excision of a kidney.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; nephr- + -ectomy
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  • These cases are of great importance, and must be duly taken into account when nephrectomy is contemplated.
British Dictionary definitions for nephrectomy

nephrectomy

/nɪˈfrɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical removal of a kidney
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Word Origin and History for nephrectomy
n.

1880, from nephro- "kidney" + -ectomy "a cutting out."

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nephrectomy in Medicine

nephrectomy ne·phrec·to·my (nə-frěk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a kidney.

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