thyroidectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1889 surgical removal of thyroid gland tissue • thyroidectomized adjective

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  • Thyroidectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 06.3 06.5 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • thyroidectomy — [thī΄roi dek′tə mē] n. pl. thyroidectomies the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland …   English World dictionary

  • Thyroidectomy — The surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland. Subtotal thyroidectomy, the more commonly performed operation, involves removal of only a part of the gland. This procedure may be done to: {{}}Remove a tumor from the thyroid, Reduce the… …   Medical dictionary

  • thyroidectomy — n. surgical removal of the thyroid gland. In partial thyroidectomy, only the diseased part of the gland is removed; in subtotal thyroidectomy, a method of treating thyrotoxicosis, the surgeon removes 90% of the gland …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thyroidectomy — /thuy roy dek teuh mee/, n., pl. thyroidectomies. Surg. excision of all or a part of the thyroid gland. [1885 90; THYROID + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • thyroidectomy — noun The surgical removal of the thyroid gland. See Also: thyroidectomize, thyroidectomized …   Wiktionary

  • thyroidectomy — n. surgical removal of the thyroid gland …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thyroidectomy — thy·roid·ec·to·my …   English syllables

  • thyroidectomy — thy•roid•ec•to•my [[t]ˌθaɪ rɔɪˈdɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg surgical excision of all or a part of the thyroid gland • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • thyroidectomy — /θaɪrɔɪdˈɛktəmi/ (say thuyroyd ektuhmee) noun (plural thyroidectomies) excision of the whole or a part of the thyroid gland …   Australian English dictionary

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