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cholecystectomy

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical removal of the gallbladder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, anincision into the gall-bladder.

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  • noun surgery The surgical procedure to remove the gall bladder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)

Etymologies

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From cholecyst + -ectomy

Examples

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  • The Century Dictionary definition for cholecystectomy "an incision into the gall-bladder." is incorrect. This definition refers to cholecystotomy. -ectomy refers to removal of, -otomy to inscision into.

    December 19, 2009