Definition of appendectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌapənˈdektəmē/
(British also appendicectomy /əˌpendəˈsektəmē/)

noun (plural appendectomies)

A surgical operation to remove the appendix.
Example sentences
  • This operation is called an appendicectomy or appendectomy.
  • Unlike her predecessors, Ms D scrubbed for only one surgical procedure, an appendectomy, the entire time she was in Vietnam.
  • This alone makes it difficult for them to progress to performing operations like appendicectomies, which most current registrars were doing as pre-registration house officers.

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Syllabification: ap·pen·dec·to·my

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