tonsillotomy

ton·sil·lot·o·my

English syllables. 2014.

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  • tonsillotomy — [tän΄sə lät′ə mē] n. pl. tonsillotomies [< L tonsillae, tonsils + TOMY] the surgical incision, or a partial removal, of a tonsil …   English World dictionary

  • tonsillotomy — /ton seuh lot euh mee/, n., pl. tonsillotomies. Surg. incision or excision of a portion of a tonsil. [1895 1900; < L tonsill(ae) tonsils + O + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tonsillotomy — noun The surgical procedure of cutting, or making an incision into a tonsil …   Wiktionary

  • tonsillotomy — The cutting away of a portion or all of a hypertrophied faucial tonsil. [tonsillo + G. tome, incision] * * * ton·sil·lot·o·my (ton″sĭ lotґə me) [tonsillo + tomy] incision of a tonsil; the surgical removal of a part of a tonsil …   Medical dictionary

  • tonsillotomy — n. surgical removal of the tonsils …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tonsillotomy — ˌtän(t)səˈläd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: tonsill + tomy : incision of a tonsil * * * /ton seuh lot euh mee/, n., pl. tonsillotomies. Surg. incision or excision of a portion of a tonsil. [1895 1900; < L tonsill(ae) tonsils + O + TOMY] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paul Of Aegina — ▪ Greek physician Latin  Paulus Aegineta   born c. 625, , Aegina, Greece died c. 690       Alexandrian physician and surgeon, the last major ancient Greek medical encyclopaedist, who wrote the Epitomēs iatrikēs biblio hepta, better known by its… …   Universalium

  • lobotomy — Synonyms and related words: amygdalotomy, ankylotomy, arteriotomy, blepharotomy, caesarean, cardiotomy, celiotomy, cholecystotomy, cirsotomy, coccygotomy, colpotomy, craniotomy, cystotomy, embryotomy, enterotomy, gastroenterotomy, gastrotomy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tonsil — The derivative forms are tonsillectomy, tonsillitis, and tonsillotomy, all with two ls …   Modern English usage

  • tonsillectomy —   n. surgical removal of tonsils.    ♦ tonsillotomy, n. removal of part or all of tonsils …   Dictionary of difficult words

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