appendectomy appendectomy  /ˌæ pɪn ˈdɛk tə mi/


  • (n) surgical removal of the vermiform appendix


  1. As a Coast Guard medic in the 1950s, he once performed an appendectomy in the eye of a hurricane with the help of an onshore surgeon who guided him by radio.
  2. At the Sinwon hospital, doctors were preparing to perform an emergency appendectomy on a young North Korean girl.
  3. POPE JOHN PAUL II, 76; from an appendectomy; in Rome.


  1. Illini-recruit Finke making up for lost time

    Centennial forward back on the court after appendectomy
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WCIA 3 Champaign-Urbana

  2. Heyward busting out of slump in big way

    Jason Heyward got off to a slow start, then missed nearly a month after an appendectomy and struggled in his return. Things have changed drastically in the past week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Atlanta Braves

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  1. "I'm going directly to Rome and I hope that I'll be able to get as much practice as possible on the courts," Mauresmo told reporters. "I'm physically fit and am totally recovered from the appendectomy. I now need as many matches as possible...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Amelie Mauresmo Source: Reuters UK

  2. Asked about the cumulative effect of everything that happened to him, Roethlisberger said, "It's hard for even me to say. I never really felt like I was afraid to really get hit; maybe after the appendectomy a little bit because my stomach hurt, I...
    on Mar 3, 2007 By: Ben Roethlisberger Source: Monessen Valley Independent

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