Definition of splenectomy in English:


Syllabification: sple·nec·to·my
Pronunciation: /spləˈnektəmē

noun (plural splenectomies)

A surgical operation involving removal of the spleen.
More example sentences
  • Because of this, a splenectomy, or surgical removal of the spleen, may be done to combat the disorder.
  • Examples of advanced laparoscopic procedures include splenectomies, colostomy takedowns, colectomies, and Nissen fundoplications.
  • Surgical history included a splenectomy for ITP and a cholecystectomy.

Definition of splenectomy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dəˈmôrəˌlīz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit