cordecˈtomy noun
Surgical removal of a vocal cord
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  • Cordectomy — is the surgical removal of a cord. It usually refers to removal of the vocal cord, often for the purpose of treating Laryngeal Cancer [1] [2]. The word is derived from the Greek, combining Chorde and ektome meaning excision. It can be carried out …   Wikipedia

  • cordectomy — Excision of a part or whole of a vocal cord. [G. chorde, cord, + ektome, excision] * * * cor·dec·to·my kȯr dek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal of one or more vocal cords * * * n. surgical removal of a vocal cord or, more usually, a piece …   Medical dictionary

  • cordectomy — n. surgical removal of a vocal cord or, more usually, a piece of the vocal cord (partial cordectomy) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cordectomy — noun The surgical removal of a cord, especially that of the vocal cord …   Wiktionary

  • cordectomy — An operation on the vocal cords or on the spinal cord …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • List of oncology-related terms — This is a list of terms related to oncology. The original source for this list was the U.S. National Cancer Institute s public domain Dictionary of Cancer Terms . NOTOC 1 * 10 propargyl 10 deazaaminopterin * 12 O tetradecanoylphorbol 13 acetate * …   Wikipedia

  • Surgical debarking — Debarking, devocalization, bark softening, or, in medical terms, ventriculocordectomy or vocal cordectomy, is a controversial surgical procedure, similar to a laryngectomy, applied to dogs to permanently stop them from barking. Removing tissue… …   Wikipedia

  • Devocalization — (also known as ventriculocordectomy or vocal cordectomy, and for dogs, debarking or bark softening) is a surgical procedure applied to dogs and cats, where tissue is removed from the animal’s vocal cords in order to permanently reduce the volume… …   Wikipedia

  • chordectomy — chor·dec·to·my (kor dekґtə me) [chord + ectomy] cordectomy …   Medical dictionary

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