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[oh-uh-fuh-rek-tuh-mee] /ˌoʊ ə fəˈrɛk tə mi/
noun, plural oophorectomies. Surgery.
the operation of removing one or both ovaries; ovariectomy.
Origin of oophorectomy
1870-75; < New Latin oophor(on) ovary (neuter of Greek ōiophóros egg-bearing; see oo-, -phore) + -ectomy Unabridged
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  • On the same principle on which the radical operation on men was condemned, oophorectomy must also be condemned.

    The Fertility of the Unfit William Allan Chapple
British Dictionary definitions for oophorectomy


noun (pl) -mies
surgical removal of an ovary or ovarian tumour Also called ovariectomy Compare ovariotomy
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin ōophoron ovary, from Greek ōion egg + phoros bearing, + -ectomy
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oophorectomy in Medicine

oophorectomy o·o·pho·rec·to·my (ō'ə-fə-rěk'tə-mē)
See ovariectomy.

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