Definition of tonsillectomy in English:


Syllabification: ton·sil·lec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌtänsəˈlektəmē

noun (plural tonsillectomies)

  • A surgical operation to remove the tonsils.
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    • 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.

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