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ovariectomy

[oh-vair-ee-ek-tuh-mee]
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noun, plural o·var·i·ec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. the operation of removing one or both ovaries; oophorectomy.

Origin of ovariectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; ovari(um) + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for ovariectomy

ovariectomy

noun plural -mies
  1. surgery another name for oophorectomy
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ovariectomy in Medicine

ovariectomy

(ō-vâr′ē-ĕktə-mē)
n.
  1. The surgical removal of one ovary or both ovaries.oophorectomy
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