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Definition of "appendectomy" []

  • Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appendectomy" in a sentence
  • "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."