appendectomy etymology

English word appendectomy comes from English appendix, English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.)

Detailed word origin of appendectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
appendix English (eng) (anatomy) The vermiform appendix, an inner organ that can become inflamed.. (obsolete, _, in general sense) Something attached to something else; an attachment or accompaniment.. Specifically, a text added to the end of a book or an article, containing additional information.
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
appendectomy English (eng) (surgery) The surgical procedure for the removal of the vermiform appendix.

Words with the same origin as appendectomy

Descendants of appendix
appendicectomy appendicitis
Descendants of -ectomy
adenectomy adnexectomy astragalectomy caudectomy dactylectomy embolectomy fasciectomy glossectomy hemihepatectomy ileectomy labyrinthectomised lipectomy mastectomy meniscectomy mucosectomy otectomy parathyroidectomy pleurectomy retinectomy sequestrectomy tendonectomy thymectomy thymothymomectomy tonsillectomy