noun, plural tonsillectomies. Surgery.
the operation of excising or removing one or both tonsils.

1900–05; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -ectomy Unabridged
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tonsillectomy (ˌtɒnsɪˈlɛktəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
surgical removal of the palatine tonsils

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tonsillectomy ton·sil·lec·to·my (tŏn'sə-lěk'tə-mē)
Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil.

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tonsillectomy   (tŏn'sə-lěk'tə-mē)  Pronunciation Key 
Surgical removal of the tonsils.
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Example sentences
It's that tonsillectomy the patient in this link had that did the trick.
One of his earliest memories was being taken to the dentist, who performed a tonsillectomy on him without anaesthetic.
Often, adenoid removal is done at the same time as a tonsillectomy, surgery to remove the tonsils.
Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy.
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