Appendectomy (noun)

The surgical removal of the appendix.

Origin:

From the latin appendic(is) ("appendix") + -ectomy ("removal") meaning the surgical removal of the appendix.

Examples:

  1. The patient underwent an appendectomy to remove his inflamed appendix.
  2. Appendectomy is the most common treatment for appendicitis.
  3. The appendectomy was performed through a small incision in the abdomen.
  4. The appendectomy was a success and the patient's recovery was uneventful.
  5. The appendectomy was performed laparoscopically, which resulted in a faster recovery.
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