Definition of Thymectomy

1. Noun. (context: surgery) The surgical removal of the thymus. ¹



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Definition of Thymectomy

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Medical Definition of Thymectomy

1. The excision of the thymus by operation, radiation or chemical means. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thymectomy

thyloses
thylosis
thym-
thymacetin
thymate
thyme-leaved sandwort
thyme-leaved speedwell
thyme camphor
thyme oil
thymectomies
thymectomize
thymectomized
thymectomizes
thymectomizing
thymectomy (current term)
thymelcosis
thymelike
thymene
thymes
thymey
thymi
thymiatechny
thymic
thymic acid
thymic agenesis
thymic alymphoplasia
thymic aplasia
thymic arteries

Literary usage of Thymectomy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"In adults it is self-evident that almost invariably thymectomy should be ... Anatomy of the muscles involved in performing thymectomy. of the thymus and ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"thymectomy and Thyroidectomy in a Child, Aged Twenty-three Days.— SCHWINN (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc., June 20, 1908) reports a case of enlarged thymus gland ..."

3. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"On theoretic grounds he thinks the time has come for applying thymectomy to ... This is classed by JB Murphy as "a very useless complication of thymectomy. ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1908)
"(6) thymectomy is indicated, and best done by the insertion of the ... (7) An almost complete thymectomy is without effect on either the blood or nutrition. ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"He found that the spleen, at first much enlarged after thymectomy, ... Soli found the weight of the spleen in chickens and rabbits unaffected by thymectomy. ..."

6. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"In adults it is self-evident that almost invariably thymectomy should be ... Anatomy of the muscles involved in performing thymectomy. of the thymus and ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"thymectomy and Thyroidectomy in a Child, Aged Twenty-three Days.— SCHWINN (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc., June 20, 1908) reports a case of enlarged thymus gland ..."

8. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"On theoretic grounds he thinks the time has come for applying thymectomy to ... This is classed by JB Murphy as "a very useless complication of thymectomy. ..."

9. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1908)
"(6) thymectomy is indicated, and best done by the insertion of the ... (7) An almost complete thymectomy is without effect on either the blood or nutrition. ..."

10. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"He found that the spleen, at first much enlarged after thymectomy, ... Soli found the weight of the spleen in chickens and rabbits unaffected by thymectomy. ..."

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