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[kuh-lek-tuh-mee] /kəˈlɛk tə mi/

noun, plural colectomies. Surgery.
the removal of all or part of the colon or large intestine.
noun (pl) -mies
surgical removal of part or all of the colon

1882, from colon (n.2) + -ectomy.

colectomy co·lec·to·my (kə-lěk’tə-mē)
Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.


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