colectomy
The surgical procedure to remove all or part of the large intestine or colon.

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  • Colectomy — Intervention Micrograph of pseudomembranous colitis, an indication for colectomy. H E stain. ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • colectomy — 1882, from COLON (Cf. colon) + ECTOMY (Cf. ectomy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • colectomy — [kō lek′tə mē, kəlek′tə mē] n. pl. colectomies [ COL(ON) + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of all or part of the colon …   English World dictionary

  • Colectomy — Surgery during which all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine) is removed. There are a number of different types of colectomies. They include: {{}}Right hemicolectomy in which the right part of the colon is removed, Left… …   Medical dictionary

  • colectomy — An operation to remove all or part of the colon. When only part of the colon is removed, it is called a partial colectomy. In an open colectomy, one long incision is made in the wall of the abdomen and doctors can see the colon directly. In a… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • colectomy — n. surgical removal of the colon. Total colectomy is removal of the whole colon, usually for extensive colitis; partial colectomy is removal of a segment of the colon. See also: hemicolectomy, proctocolectomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • colectomy — /keuh lek teuh mee/, n., pl. colectomies. Surg. the removal of all or part of the colon or large intestine. [COL 2 + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • colectomy — n. surgical removal of the large intestine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colectomy — [kə(ʊ) lɛktəmi] noun (plural colectomies) surgical removal of all or part of the colon …   English new terms dictionary

  • colectomy — col·ec·to·my …   English syllables

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