noun (plural tonsillectomies)
A surgical operation to remove the tonsils.
- Her surgical history included a tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy.
- If your sleep apnoea is caused by large tonsils and/or adenoids, these can be removed in a simple operation called a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy.
- Most still perform a tonsillectomy the way they were taught in residency - using an electrocautery device - and are very satisfied with the results.
Words that rhyme with tonsillectomyhysterectomy, mastectomy, vasectomy
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