What does Appendectomy mean?

Appendectomy meaning in General Dictionary

Excision for the vermiform appendix

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  • surgical removal of vermiform appendix

Appendectomy meaning in Medical Dictionary

reduction by surgery of this appendix, the little worm-like appendage for the colon (the large bowel). An appendectomy is carried out because of probable appendicitis, irritation of wall surface associated with appendix generally associated with illness.

Appendectomy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1891, a hybrid from appendix + -ectomy.

Sentence Examples with the word Appendectomy

In 1736, Claudius Aymand performed the first successful appendectomy on an eleven-year-old boy.

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