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tonsillotomy

[ton-suh-lot-uh-mee] /ˌtɒn səˈlɒt ə mi/
noun, plural tonsillotomies. Surgery
1.
incision or excision of a portion of a tonsil.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -o- + -tomy
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tonsillotomy

/ˌtɒnsɪˈlɒtəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical incision into one or both of the palatine tonsils, usually followed by removal (tonsillectomy)
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tonsillotomy in Medicine

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

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