thymothymomectomy etymology

English word thymothymomectomy comes from English thymoma (Any tumour of the thymus.), English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English thymus

Detailed word origin of thymothymomectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
thymoma English (eng) Any tumour of the thymus.
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
thymus English (eng) (anatomy, immunology) A ductless gland, consisting mainly of lymphatic tissue, located behind the top of the breastbone. It is most active during puberty, after which it shrinks in size. It plays an important role in the development of the immune system and produces lymphocytes.
thymothymomectomy English (eng) (medicine) Resection of thymoma with total thymectomy.

Words with the same origin as thymothymomectomy

Descendants of -ectomy
adenectomy adnexectomy appendectomy astragalectomy caudectomy dactylectomy embolectomy fasciectomy glossectomy hemihepatectomy ileectomy labyrinthectomised lipectomy mastectomy meniscectomy mucosectomy otectomy parathyroidectomy pleurectomy retinectomy sequestrectomy tendonectomy thymectomy tonsillectomy
Descendants of thymus
T cell thymoma