Definition of thymectomy in English:


Syllabification: thy·mec·to·my
Pronunciation: /THīˈmektəmē

noun (plural thymectomies)

  • Surgical removal of the thymus gland.
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    • Inadvertent surgical thymectomy may result in cell-mediated immune deficiencies in infants and young children.
    • In the course of achieving hemostasis, a thymectomy was performed.
    • Subsequently, she underwent surgery, which included partial gastrectomy, thymectomy, and splenectomy.

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