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appendectomyap‧pen‧dec‧to‧my /ˌæpənˈdektəmi/ noun (plural appendectomies) [countable, uncountable]  MHa medical operation in which your appendix is removed
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appendectomyIt was he who had inflicted an appendectomy of doubtful necessity on Harry forty-two years ago.Or what if he gets a toothache or needs an appendectomy or is bringing some incurable tropical disease over here with him?It gave him a tonsillectomy, an appendectomy and a vasectomy.
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