[ 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.


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Origin of ovariectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; ovari(um) + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for ovariectomy

/ (əʊˌvɛərɪˈɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgery another name for oophorectomy
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Medical definitions for ovariectomy

[ ō-vâr′ē-ĕktə-mē ]


The surgical removal of one ovary or both ovaries.oophorectomy
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