prostatectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: circa 1890 surgical removal or resection of the prostate gland

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  • prostatectomy — [präs΄tə tek′tə mē] n. pl. prostatectomies [ PROSTAT(O) + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland …   English World dictionary

  • Prostatectomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = ICD10 = ICD9 = 60.2 ICD9 mult = ICD9proc|60.6 MeshID = D011468 OtherCodes = A prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. Abnormalities of the prostate, such as a… …   Wikipedia

  • prostatectomy — n. surgical removal of the prostate gland. The operation is necessary to relieve retention of urine due to enlargement of the prostate or to reduce lower urinary tract symptoms thought to be due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (see prostate… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • prostatectomy — Removal of a part or all of the prostate. [prostat + G. ektome, excision] * * * pros·ta·tec·to·my .präs tə tek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal or resection of the prostate gland * * * n. surgical removal of the prostate gland. The operation is… …   Medical dictionary

  • prostatectomy — An operation to remove part or all of the prostate. Radical (or total) prostatectomy is the removal of the entire prostate and some of the tissue around it …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • prostatectomy — /pros teuh tek teuh mee/, n., pl. prostatectomies. Surg. excision of part or all of the prostate gland. [1885 90; PROSTATE + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • prostatectomy — noun The surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland …   Wiktionary

  • prostatectomy — prÉ‘stÉ™ tektÉ™mɪ / prÉ’s n. surgical removal of the prostate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prostatectomy — [ˌprɒstə tɛktəmi] noun (plural prostatectomies) a surgical operation to remove all or part of the prostate gland …   English new terms dictionary

  • prostatectomy — pros·ta·tec·to·my …   English syllables

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