noun. surgical removal of the thyroid gland.
- cutting out
- -ectomy (English)
- thyroid (English)
- θυρεοειδής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with thyroidectomy
1. Noun, singular or mass
If your cat is healthy enough to undergo general anesthesia, which might not be the case if he's suffering from kidney or heart disease, ask your vet about a thyroidectomy.
2. Verb, base form
The other alternative to thyroidectomy is treatment with radioactive iodine.