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thyroidectomy Syllabification: thy·roid·ec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌTHīroiˈdektəmē/

Definition of thyroidectomy in English:

noun (plural thyroidectomies)

Removal of the thyroid gland by surgery.
Example sentences
  • After a couple of weeks it transpired that decisions had been taken for Lennie to undergo mitral valve surgery and a thyroidectomy.
  • A 72-year-old woman with a multinodular enlargement of the thyroid gland underwent a subtotal bilateral thyroidectomy because of a progressive tracheal compression.
  • The patient received palliative radiation to the neck and systemic chemotherapy, but she died of widely metastatic disease approximately 2 years after the thyroidectomy.
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