hemorrhoidectomy

Surgical removal of hemorrhoids; usually accomplished by excision of hemorrhoidal tissues by sharp dissection, or by application of elastic ligature at the base of the hemorrhoidal bundles to produce ischemic necrosis and ultimate ablation of the h.. [hemorrhoids + G. ektome, excision]

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hem·or·rhoid·ec·to·my or chiefly Brit haem·or·rhoid·ec·to·my .hem-ə-.rȯi-'dek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical removal of a hemorrhoid

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hem·or·rhoid·ec·to·my (hem″ə-roid-ekґtə-me) excision of hemorrhoids.

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  • hemorrhoidectomy — /hem euh roy dek teuh mee/, n., pl. hemorrhoidectomies. the surgical removal of hemorrhoids. [1915 20; HEMORRHOID + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemorrhoidectomy — noun The surgical removal of hemorrhoids …   Wiktionary

  • hemorrhoidectomy — n. surgical removal of hemorrhoids (abnormally enlarged veins in or near the anus) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hemorrhoidectomy — hem·or·rhoid·ec·to·my …   English syllables

  • hemorrhoidectomy — hem•or•rhoid•ec•to•my [[t]ˌhɛm ə rɔɪˈdɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg the surgical removal of hemorrhoids • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

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