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-ectomy

noun combining form

Definition of -ectomy

  1. :  surgical removal <gastrectomy>



Origin of -ectomy

New Latin -ectomia, from Greek ektemnein to cut out, from ec-, ex- out + temnein to cut — more at tome


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