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lumpectomy

[ luhm-pek-tuh-mee ]
/ lʌmˈpɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural lump·ec·to·mies.
the surgical removal of a breast cyst or tumor.
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Origin of lumpectomy

First recorded in 1970–75; lump1 + -ectomy

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British Dictionary definitions for lumpectomy

lumpectomy
/ (lʌmˈpɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
the surgical removal of a tumour in a breast

Word Origin for lumpectomy

C20: from lump 1 + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for lumpectomy

lumpectomy
[ lŭm-pĕktə-mē ]

n.
tylectomy
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