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CHOLECYSTECTOMY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cholecystectomy mean? 

CHOLECYSTECTOMY (noun)
  The noun CHOLECYSTECTOMY has 1 sense:

1. surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)

  Familiarity information: CHOLECYSTECTOMY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHOLECYSTECTOMY (noun)


Sense 1cholecystectomy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("cholecystectomy" is a kind of...):

ablation; cutting out; excision; extirpation (surgical removal of a body part or tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cholecystectomy"):

lap choly; laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder through small punctures in the abdomen to permit the insertion of a laparoscope and surgical instruments)


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