[ oh-uh-fuh-rek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌoʊ ə fəˈrɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural o·o·pho·rec·to·mies.Surgery.
the operation of removing one or both ovaries; ovariectomy.
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Example sentences from the Web for oophorectomy
On the same principle on which the radical operation on men was condemned, Oophorectomy must also be condemned.The Fertility of the Unfit|William Allan Chapple
British Dictionary definitions for oophorectomy
/ (ˌəʊəfəˈrɛktəmɪ) /
noun plural -mies
surgical removal of an ovary or ovarian tumourAlso called: ovariectomy Compare ovariotomy
Word Origin for oophorectomy
C19: from New Latin ōophoron ovary, from Greek ōion egg + phoros bearing, + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for oophorectomy
[ ō′ə-fə-rĕk′tə-mē ]
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