noun (plural -mies) Etymology: Latin appendic-, appendix + English -ectomy Date: circa 1895 surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

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  • Appendectomy — Ap pen*dec to*my, Appendicectomy Ap*pend i*cec to*my, n.] [Appendix + Gr. ?, fr. ? excision.] (Surg.) Excision of the vermiform appendix. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appendectomy — (n.) 1891, a hybrid from from APPENDIX (Cf. appendix) + ECTOMY (Cf. ectomy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • appendectomy — ☆ appendectomy [ap΄ən dek′tə mē ] n. pl. appendectomies [ APPEND(IX) + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix …   English World dictionary

  • Appendectomy — Removal by surgery of the appendix, the small worm like appendage of the colon (the large bowel). An appendectomy is performed because of probable appendicitis, inflammation of the wall of the appendix generally associated with infection.… …   Medical dictionary

  • appendectomy — n. 1) to do, perform an appendectomy on 2) to have an appendectomy * * * [ˌæpɪn dektəmɪ] perform an appendectomy on to do to have an appendectomy …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appendectomy — UK [ˌæpənˈdektəmɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms appendectomy : singular appendectomy plural appendectomies medical an operation in which your appendix is removed …   English dictionary

  • appendectomy — noun Appendectomy is used after these nouns: ↑emergency …   Collocations dictionary

  • appendectomy — /ap euhn dek teuh mee/, n., pl. appendectomies. Surg. excision of the vermiform appendix. [1890 95; APPEND(IX) + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • appendectomy — noun The surgical procedure for the removal of the vermiform appendix …   Wiktionary

  • appendectomy — Synonyms and related words: adenoidectomy, arteriectomy, castration, cholecystectomy, craniectomy, cricoidectomy, cystectomy, enterectomy, gastrectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, hysterectomy, mammectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, nephrectomy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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