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thymectomy

Line breaks: thym|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /θʌɪˈmɛktəmi
 
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Definition of thymectomy in English:

noun (plural thymectomies)

Surgical removal of the thymus gland: the disease improved as a result of thymectomy [count noun]: a thymectomy was performed
More example sentences
  • Inadvertent surgical thymectomy may result in cell-mediated immune deficiencies in infants and young children.
  • In the course of achieving hemostasis, a thymectomy was performed.
  • Subsequently, she underwent surgery, which included partial gastrectomy, thymectomy, and splenectomy.

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