from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.
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- n. The surgical procedure for the removal of the vermiform appendix.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excision of the vermiform appendix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shortened form of appendicectomy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
Kansas City runs the ball as well as anybody and Matt Cassel quietly has had a very good year - until his recent appendectomy, that is.
Well he flew her ... 2 nurses and one doctor in a snow storm to a hospital that could handle an "appendectomy".
Diabetic patients requiring major operations, such as appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and tonsillectomy, or removal of teeth, are first rendered sugar - and acetone-free, unless the severity of symptoms demand immediate attention.
It is estimated that, worldwide, more than 230 million major encompass a wide spectrum of complexity and indications, from emergency interventions (such as appendectomy), to lifesaving or life-extending operations (such as liver transplantation), to elective surgical interventions (such as total joint replacement), to cosmetic surgery procedures (such as breast augmentation).
However, because of the business I have been invited on many hunts (one I missed because of an emergency appendectomy) that I would never otherwise get to do.
Your appendectomy analogy is terribly poor, because the cost of removing a healthy appendix is small compared to the cost of leaving an unhealthy one in (which potentially includes death of the patient).
Some women later said they were told they were having a different procedure, such as an appendectomy.
But Murkowski had to cut short her visit to the House chamber when she got word, just before the president's speech, that the younger of her two sons -- Matt Martell, 17, a senior at Gonzaga -- was headed into the hospital for an emergency appendectomy.
Murkowski wrote in a Tweet, Watching #SOTU from hospital waiting room -- our youngest son is undergoing surprise appendectomy surgery.
Unfortunately, the article is an example of trying to relate a very complex surgical problem into a "black and white" choice of management: "early" appendectomy versus several days of intravenous antibiotics followed by "delayed" appendectomy.