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

Definition of thymectomy in English:

noun (plural thymectomies)

Surgical removal of the thymus gland.
Example sentences
  • 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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