noun, plural tonsillotomies. Surgery.
incision or excision of a portion of a tonsil.

1895–1900; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -o- + -tomy Unabridged
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tonsillotomy (ˌtɒnsɪˈlɒtəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
surgical incision into one or both of the palatine tonsils, usually followed by removal (tonsillectomy)

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tonsillotomy ton·sil·lot·o·my (tŏn'sə-lŏt'ə-mē)
The cutting away of a portion of a hypertrophied palatine tonsil.

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