ovariotomy

[oh-vair-ee-ot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural o·var·i·ot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision into or removal of an ovary.

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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British Dictionary definitions for ovariotomy

ovariotomy

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into an ovaryCompare oophorectomy
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ovariotomy in Medicine

ovariotomy

[ō-vâr′ē-ŏtə-mē]

n.

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