One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Surgical removal of the lateral wall and contents of the mastoid process, usually to treat mastoiditis; (later also, chiefly in "(modified) radical mastoidectomy") this procedure combined with excision of some or all of the adjacent middle ear structures.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Laryngoscope. From mastoid + -ectomy.
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