- the surgical removal of a cyst
- the surgical removal of the gallbladder or of part of the urinary bladder
Origin of cystectomycyst(o)- + -ectomy
- Surgical removal of a cyst.
- a. Surgical removal of the gallbladder.b. Surgical removal of all or part of the urinary bladder.
- (medicine) the act of surgically removing the bladder.
The word is derived from cyst (bladder), and suffix -ectomy (surgical removal).