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English definition of “prostatectomy”

prostatectomy

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌprɒs.təˈtek.tə.mi/ us    /ˌprɑs.təˈtek.tə.mi/ specialized
an operation to remove part or all of the prostate (= an organ near the penis that produces a liquid that carries sperm): A laparoscopic prostatectomy is carried out using slender tubes inserted through five small holes in the abdomen.
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