- the operation of removing one or both ovaries; ovariectomy.
Origin of oophorectomy
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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
- 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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