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appendectomy Line breaks: ap¦pend|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˌap(ə)nˈdɛktəmi/
(British also appendicectomy əˌpɛndɪˈsɛktəmi)

Definition of appendectomy in English:

noun (plural appendectomies)

A surgical operation to remove the appendix: she had been rushed into hospital for an emergency appendectomy [mass noun]: no history of abdominal surgery other than appendectomy
More example sentences
  • This operation is called an appendicectomy or appendectomy.
  • Unlike her predecessors, Ms D scrubbed for only one surgical procedure, an appendectomy, the entire time she was in Vietnam.
  • This alone makes it difficult for them to progress to performing operations like appendicectomies, which most current registrars were doing as pre-registration house officers.
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