Definitions

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

  • noun Surgical removal of a cyst.
  • noun Surgical removal of the gallbladder.
  • noun Surgical removal of all or part of the urinary bladder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Excision of the urinary or gall-bladder, or of a cyst.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine the act of surgically removing the bladder.

Etymologies

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The word is derived from cyst (bladder), and suffix -ectomy (surgical removal).

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