tonsillectomy etymology

English word tonsillectomy comes from English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English tonsil

Detailed word origin of tonsillectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
tonsil English (eng) (anatomy, immunology) Any of various small masses of lymphoid tissues, including palatine tonsils, adenoids and lingual tonsils.. (anatomy, immunology) Either of a pair of small masses of lymphoid tissue that lie on each side of the throat and that help protect the body against infection; palatine tonsil.
tonsillectomy English (eng) (surgery) The surgical removal of the tonsils, especially the palatine tonsils. Frequently accompanied by an adenoidectomy.

Words with the same origin as tonsillectomy

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 thymothymomectomy