Definition of parathyroidectomy in US English:

parathyroidectomy

noun

  • Surgical removal of one or more parathyroid glands; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From parathyroid + -ectomy.

Pronunciation

parathyroidectomy

/ˌparəˌθʌɪrɔɪˈdɛktəmi/