hepatectomy

hepatectomy
Removal of the liver, whole or in part. [hepat- + G. ektome, excision]

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hep·a·tec·to·my .hep-ə-'tek-tə-mē n, pl -mies excision of the liver or of part of the liver
hep·a·tec·to·mized also Brit hep·a·tec·to·mised -tə-.mīzd adj

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n.
the operation of removing the liver. Partial hepatectomy is the removal of one or more lobes of the liver; it may be carried out after severe injury or to remove a tumour localized in one part of the liver.

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hep·a·tec·to·my (hep″ə-tekґtə-me) [hepat- + -ectomy] excision of all (total h.) or part (partial or subtotal h.) of the liver.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hepatectomy — n. the operation of removing the liver. Partial hepatectomy is the removal of one or more lobes of the liver; it may be carried out after severe injury or to remove a tumour localized in one part of the liver …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hepatectomy — noun (plural mies) Date: circa 1890 excision of the liver or of part of the liver • hepatectomized adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hepatectomy — /hep euh tek teuh mee/, n., pl. hepatectomies. excision of part of the liver. [1895 1900; HEPAT + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hepatectomy — noun The surgical removal of all or part of the liver …   Wiktionary

  • hepatectomy — n. surgical removal of all or part of the liver …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hepatectomy — hep·a·tec·to·my …   English syllables

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