glossectomy etymology

English word glossectomy comes from English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English gloss- ((chiefly, anatomy) tongue. (uncommon) speech, language.)

Detailed word origin of glossectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
gloss- English (eng) (chiefly, anatomy) tongue. (uncommon) speech, language.
glossectomy English (eng) (surgery) The surgical removal of all or part of the tongue.

Words with the same origin as glossectomy

Descendants of -ectomy
adenectomy adnexectomy appendectomy astragalectomy caudectomy dactylectomy embolectomy fasciectomy hemihepatectomy ileectomy labyrinthectomised lipectomy mastectomy meniscectomy mucosectomy otectomy parathyroidectomy pleurectomy retinectomy sequestrectomy tendonectomy thymectomy thymothymomectomy tonsillectomy
Descendants of gloss-
glossanthrax glosseme hemiglossectomy