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Definition of "nephrectomy" []

  • Surgical removal of a kidney. (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 "nephrectomy" in a sentence
  • "Furthermore, it is a technique that can be used on both men and women, unlike transvaginal nephrectomy, which is only possible in women."
  • "AR, Kiddoo DA, Canning, DA: Unilateral nephrectomy as palliative therapy in infant with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease."
  • "Sauer L, Glick PL, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Compensatory renal growth following nephrectomy in fetal lambs."