tonsillectomy

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tonsillectomy

surgical removal of the palatine tonsils
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tonsillectomy

[‚tan·sə′lek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the palatine tonsil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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