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splenectomy

[spli-nek-tuh-mee] /splɪˈnɛk tə mi/
noun, plural splenectomies. Surgery
1.
excision or removal of the spleen.
Also called lienectomy.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; splen- + -ectomy
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  • Someone who had a splenectomy should receive the pneumococcal vaccine at recommended intervals.
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splenectomy

/splɪˈnɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical removal of the spleen
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splenectomy in Medicine

splenectomy sple·nec·to·my (splĭ-něk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the spleen.

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