Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Entry:    prostatectomy (n.)

Definition:  Surgical excision of all or part of the prostate; an instance of this.

Other:    No surprises on the definition here, but check this out:

1997    New Yorker 2 June 89/1   Marcel's younger brother, Dr. Robert Proust was so celebrated for his prostatectomies that in the trade they were called, ‘proustatectomies’.

SNOOT score:   1

Page:   31

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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