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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil.

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  • n. The surgical removal of the tonsils, especially the palatine tonsils. Frequently accompanied by an adenoidectomy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The operation of removing the tonsils; -- formerly also called tonsilotomy.

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  • n. surgical removal of the palatine tonsils; commonly performed along with adenoidectomy

Etymologies

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From tonsil + -ectomy

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