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noun, plural my·o·mec·to·mies.
  1. the surgical removal of a myoma, especially the excision of a fibroid tumor from the uterus.
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Origin of myomectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; myom(a) + -ectomy
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Historical Examples of myomectomy

  • Many of these operations were complicated with ophorectomy, ovariotomy, or myomectomy.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


  • One patient was operated upon two years after the myomectomy, and had borne a child in the interval, and the other seven years.

British Dictionary definitions for myomectomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical removal of a myoma, especially in the uterus
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myomectomy in Medicine


  1. Surgical removal of a myoma, especially of a uterine myoma.
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