hysterectomy

[ his-tuh-rek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌhɪs təˈrɛk tə mi /

noun, plural hys·ter·ec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of the uterus.

Origin of hysterectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; hyster- + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for hysterectomy

hysterectomy
/ (ˌhɪstəˈrɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of the uterus
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Medical definitions for hysterectomy

hysterectomy
[ hĭs′tə-rĕktə-mē ]

n.

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

hysterectomy
[ hĭs′tə-rĕktə-mē ]

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

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

The surgical removal of all or part of the uterus.

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