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Meaning of lymphadenectomy

lym•phad•e•nec•to•my

Pronunciation: (lim-fad"n-ek'tu-mē, lim"fu-dn-), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  1. the excision of one or more lymph nodes, usually as a procedure in the surgical removal or destruction of a cancer.
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