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Definition of "thyroidectomy" [thyroidectomy]

  • Surgical removal of the thyroid gland. (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 "thyroidectomy" in a sentence
  • "In general, though, that would be specified as "partial", even though to be precise he should have specified a total thyroidectomy, which is what she'd had."
  • "Prior to thyroidectomy, annual biochemical screening is recommended in individuals with MEN2A from the time of diagnosis."
  • "Risk-reducing prophylactic thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the entire thyroid gland) and sometimes parathyroidectomy (surgical removal of the parathyroid glands) may be necessary shortly after birth in children with more severe RET alterations."