(British also appendicectomy /əˌpɛndɪˈsɛktəmi/)
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.
Definition of appendectomy in:
- The US English dictionary