ovariectomy

[ oh-vair-ee-ek-tuh-mee ]
/ oʊˌvɛər iˈɛk tə mi /

noun, plural o·var·i·ec·to·mies. Surgery.

the operation of removing one or both ovaries; oophorectomy.

Nearby words

  1. ovarian cycle,
  2. ovarian cyst,
  3. ovarian follicle,
  4. ovarian fossa,
  5. ovarian pregnancy,
  6. ovaries,
  7. ovario-,
  8. ovariocele,
  9. ovariocentesis,
  10. ovariocyesis

Origin of ovariectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; ovari(um) + -ectomy

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British Dictionary definitions for ovariectomy

ovariectomy

/ (əʊˌvɛərɪˈɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgery another name for oophorectomy
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Medicine definitions for ovariectomy

ovariectomy

[ ō-vâr′ē-ĕktə-mē ]

n.

The surgical removal of one ovary or both ovaries.oophorectomy

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