tonsillectomy

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tonsillectomy

surgical removal of the palatine tonsils

tonsillectomy

[‚tan·sə′lek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the palatine tonsil.
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In reaching desperately for some point of empathy, I can offer only that I once had a tonsilectomy, a bit of bother with a nasal polyp and an operation on some shredded knee cartilage.
His other vehicle, ABC TV, specialises in corporate work: "Anything from filming a tonsilectomy to a micro chip factory," he explained.
However, those figures include tonsilectomy operations not counted by ministers because of problems with surgical equipment.