Definition of thymectomy in English:


Line breaks: thym|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /θʌɪˈmɛktəmi

noun (plural thymectomies)

  • Surgical removal of the thymus gland: the disease improved as a result of thymectomy [count noun]: a thymectomy was performed
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    • 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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