cholecystectomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: New Latin cholecystis gallbladder (from chol- + Greek kystis bladder) + International Scientific Vocabulary -ectomy — more at cyst Date: 1885 surgical excision of the gallbladder • cholecystectomized adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cholecystectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 51.2 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • cholecystectomy — [kä΄lə sis tek′tə mē, kō΄ləsis tek′tə mē] n. pl. cholecystectomies [< CHOLECYST + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of the gallbladder …   English World dictionary

  • cholecystectomy — Surgical removal of the gallbladder. [chole + G. kystis, bladder, + ektome, excision] * * * cho·le·cys·tec·to·my .kō lə (.)sis tek tə mē n, pl mies surgical excision of the gallbladder * * * n. surgical removal of the gall bladder, usually for… …   Medical dictionary

  • cholecystectomy — n. surgical removal of the gall bladder, usually for cholecystitis or gallstones. Formerly always performed by laparotomy, the operation is now often done by laparoscopy (percutaneous laparoscopic cholecystectomy). See also: minimally invasive… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cholecystectomy — noun surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain) • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision • Hyponyms: ↑laparoscopic cholecystectomy, ↑lap choly …   Useful english dictionary

  • cholecystectomy — /koh leuh si stek teuh mee, kol euh /, n., pl. cholecystectomies. Surg. removal of the gallbladder. [1880 85; CHOLECYST + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cholecystectomy — noun The surgical procedure to remove the gall bladder …   Wiktionary

  • cholecystectomy — n. surgical removal of the gall bladder (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cholecystectomy — [ˌkɒlɪsɪs tɛktəmi] noun (plural cholecystectomies) surgical removal of the gall bladder …   English new terms dictionary

  • cholecystectomy — cho·le·cys·tec·to·my …   English syllables

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