hysterectomy

[his-tuh-rek-tuh-mee]
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noun, plural hys·ter·ec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of the uterus.

Nearby words

  1. hyssop,
  2. hyster-,
  3. hysteralgia,
  4. hysteratresia,
  5. hysterectomize,
  6. hysteresis,
  7. hysteresis loop,
  8. hysteresis loss,
  9. hysteretic,
  10. hystereurysis

Origin of hysterectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; hyster- + -ectomy

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British Dictionary definitions for hysterectomy

hysterectomy

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the uterus
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Word Origin and History for hysterectomy

hysterectomy

n.

1886, coined in English from Greek hystera "womb" (see uterus) + -ectomy.

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Medicine definitions for hysterectomy

hysterectomy

[hĭs′tə-rĕktə-mē]

n.

Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.

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Science definitions for hysterectomy

hysterectomy

[hĭs′tə-rĕktə-mē]

Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.
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Culture definitions for hysterectomy

hysterectomy

[(his-tuh-rek-tuh-mee)]

The surgical removal of all or part of the uterus.

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