Appendectomy Definition

Define what is Appendectomy?

1. appendectomy, appendicectomy (noun)

surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.

    Synonyms: appendicectomy

    ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision noun
    surgical removal of a body part or tissue.

    Nearby Terms

    appendicectomy (noun)
    surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

    appendicitis (noun)
    inflammation of the vermiform appendix

    appendicle (noun)
    a small appendage

    appendicular (adjective)
    relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs

    appendicular artery (noun)
    the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the vermiform appendix

    appendicular skeleton (noun)
    the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs

    appendicular vein (noun)
    a vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein

    appendicularia (noun)
    free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates

    appendix (noun)
    supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book

    Appenzeller (noun)
    a smaller of the four Swiss breeds

    apperceive (verb)
    perceive in terms of a past experience

    apperception (noun)
    the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience

    apperceptive (adjective satellite)
    able to relate new percepts to past experience

    appertain (verb)
    be a part or attribute of

    appetence (noun)
    a feeling of craving something