labyrinthectomy

Excision of the labyrinth; a destructive operation to destroy labyrinthine function. [labyrinth + G. ektome, excision]

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lab·y·rin·thec·to·my .lab-ə-.rin-'thek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical removal of the labyrinth of the ear
lab·y·rin·thec·to·mized -tə-.mīzd adj

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n.
a surgical procedure to ablate (see ablation) the structures of the labyrinth, usually performed for cases of severe Ménière's disease.

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lab·y·rin·thec·to·my (lab″ə-rin-thekґtə-me) [labyrinth + -ectomy] surgical removal of the internal ear, done for implacable vestibular dysfunction when severe hearing loss is already present.

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