appendectomy /ˌap(ə)nˈdɛktəmi / ‹Brit.› appendicectomy /əˌpɛndɪˈsɛktəmi/

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noun

a surgical operation to remove the appendix.

she had been rushed into hospital for an emergency appendectomy.
[ mass noun]
no history of abdominal surgery other than appendectomy.

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