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a pin dek tuh mee

  • n  surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

  • 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.
  • At the Sinwon hospital, doctors were preparing to perform an emergency appendectomy on a young North Korean girl.
  • POPE JOHN PAUL II, 76; from an appendectomy; in Rome.

  • Amelie Mauresmo in Reuters UK
    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...
  • Ben Roethlisberger in Monessen Valley Independent
    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...

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