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noun, plural o·var·i·ot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision into or removal of an ovary.
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Origin of ovariotomy

1835–45; < New Latin ōvāriotomia, equivalent to ōvāri(um) ovary + -o- -o- + -tomia -tomy
Related formso·var·i·ot·o·mist, noun
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noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into an ovaryCompare oophorectomy
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ovariotomy in Medicine


  1. Ovariectomy.
  2. Incision into an ovary, as to perform a biopsy.oophorotomy
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