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.

Nearby words

  1. ovariole,
  2. ovariorrhexis,
  3. ovariosalpingectomy,
  4. ovariosalpingitis,
  5. ovariostomy,
  6. ovaritis,
  7. ovarium,
  8. ovary,
  9. ovate,
  10. ovately

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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Medicine definitions for ovariotomy

ovariotomy

[ō-vâr′ē-ŏtə-mē]

n.

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

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