mastoidectomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 surgical removal of part of the mastoid process of the temporal bone

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  • mastoidectomy — [mas΄toi dek′tə mē] n. pl. mastoidectomies [see ECTOMY] the surgical removal of part or all of a mastoid …   English World dictionary

  • mastoidectomy — /mas toy dek teuh mee/, n., pl. mastoidectomies. Surg. the removal of part of a mastoid process, usually for draining an infection. [1895 1900; MASTOID + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • mastoidectomy — noun The surgical procedure to remove part or all of the mastoid process …   Wiktionary

  • mastoidectomy — A group of operations on the mastoid process of the temporal bone and middle ear to drain, expose, or remove an infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic lesion. [ …   Medical dictionary

  • mastoidectomy — n. surgical removal of the mastoid to clean out infection (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mastoidectomy — mas·toid·ec·to·my …   English syllables

  • mastoidectomy — n. an operation to remove some or all of the air cells in the bone behind the ear (the mastoid process of the temporal bone) when they have become infected (see mastoiditis) or invaded by cholesteatoma. See also: atticotomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • mastoidectomy — mas•toid•ec•to•my [[t]ˌmæs tɔɪˈdɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg the surgical removal of part of a mastoid process • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • mastoidectomy — /mæstɔɪˈdɛktəmi/ (say mastoy dektuhmee) noun (plural mastoidectomies) any operation for the relief of inflammation of or within the mastoid process, especially by the removal of part of a mastoid bone …   Australian English dictionary

  • mastoidectomy — noun surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

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