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lumpectomy

[luhm-pek-tuh-mee]
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noun, plural lump·ec·to·mies.
  1. 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

noun plural -mies
  1. the surgical removal of a tumour in a breast
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Word Origin

C20: from lump 1 + -ectomy
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Word Origin and History for lumpectomy

n.

1971, from lump (n.), coined on model of mastectomy.

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lumpectomy in Medicine

lumpectomy

(lŭm-pĕktə-mē)
n.
  1. tylectomy