Appendectomy (noun)

The surgical removal of the appendix.


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


  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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