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appendectomy

ap·pen·dec·to·my

appendectomy

 
pronunciation:
ae pn dek t mi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: appendectomies
definition: surgical removal of the appendix in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
Word Parts
The word appendectomy contains the following parts:
ec, ect, ecto Greek root that means out, outside
synonyms:
ex-, exo-, extr-, extra-, exter-