Definition of tonsillectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtänsəˈlektəmē/

noun (plural tonsillectomies)

A surgical operation to remove the tonsils.
Example sentences
  • 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 tonsillectomy

hysterectomy, mastectomy, vasectomy

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Syllabification: ton·sil·lec·to·my

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