noun, plural nephrectomies. Surgery.
excision of a kidney.

1875–80; nephr- + -ectomy Unabridged
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nephrectomy (nɪˈfrɛktəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
surgical removal of a kidney

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

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These cases are of great importance, and must be duly taken into account when nephrectomy is contemplated.
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