cholecystectomy

Surgical removal of the gallbladder. [chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + ektome, excision]

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cho·le·cys·tec·to·my .kō-lə-(.)sis-'tek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical excision of the gallbladder

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n.
surgical removal of the gall bladder, usually for cholecystitis or gallstones. Formerly always performed by laparotomy, the operation is now often done by laparoscopy (percutaneous laparoscopic cholecystectomy). See also minimally invasive surgery.

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cho·le·cys·tec·to·my (ko″lə-sis-tekґtə-me) [cholecyst- + -ectomy] surgical removal of the gallbladder.

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  • cholecystectomy — noun (plural mies) Etymology: New Latin cholecystis gallbladder (from chol + Greek kystis bladder) + International Scientific Vocabulary ectomy more at cyst Date: 1885 surgical excision of the gallbladder • cholecystectomized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cholecystectomy — /koh leuh si stek teuh mee, kol euh /, n., pl. cholecystectomies. Surg. removal of the gallbladder. [1880 85; CHOLECYST + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • cholecystectomy — cho·le·cys·tec·to·my …   English syllables

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