noun, plural splenectomies. Surgery.
excision or removal of the spleen.
Also called lienectomy.

1855–60; splen- + -ectomy

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splenectomy (splɪˈnɛktəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
surgical removal of the spleen

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

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Someone who had a splenectomy should receive the pneumococcal vaccine at recommended intervals.
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