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tonsillectomy Line breaks: ton¦sil|lec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˌtɒnsɪˈlɛktəmi/

Definition of tonsillectomy in English:

noun (plural tonsillectomies)

A surgical operation to remove the tonsils: he did tonsillectomies, at a rate of two or four a week [mass noun]: tonsillectomy is a straightforward operation in children
More 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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