Definition of nephrectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəˈfrektəmē/

noun (plural nephrectomies)

Surgical removal of one or both of the kidneys.
Example sentences
  • Advanced surgical techniques now allow the donor nephrectomy to be performed through a laparoscope.
  • The bilateral nephrectomies were performed for angiomyolipomas and renal cell carcinomas, and the pink papules were angiofibromas.
  • Bilateral nephrectomy has been reported to ‘cure’ malignant hypertension in hemodialysis patients.

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Syllabification: ne·phrec·to·my

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