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

  • noun Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Surg.) The operation of removing the tonsils; -- formerly also called tonsilotomy.

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

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

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


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From tonsil + -ectomy



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