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oophorectomy

[ oh-uh-fuh-rek-tuh-mee ]
/ 藢o蕣 蓹 f蓹藞r蓻k t蓹 mi /
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noun, plural o路o路pho路rec路to路mies.Surgery.
the operation of removing one or both ovaries; ovariectomy.
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Origin of oophorectomy

1870鈥75; <New Latin oophor(on) ovary (neuter of Greek 艒ioph贸ros egg-bearing; see oo-, -phore) + -ectomy
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How to use oophorectomy in a sentence

  • 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

oophorectomy
/ (藢蓹蕣蓹f蓹藞r蓻kt蓹m瑟) /

noun plural -mies
surgical removal of an ovary or ovarian tumourAlso called: ovariectomy Compare ovariotomy

Word Origin for oophorectomy

C19: from New Latin 艒ophoron ovary, from Greek 艒ion egg + phoros bearing, + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for oophorectomy

oophorectomy
[ 艒鈥采-f蓹-r臅kt蓹-m膿 ]

n.
ovariectomy
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