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-ectomy

noun combining form

Definition of -ectomy

  1. :  surgical removal <gastrectomy>



Origin and Etymology of -ectomy

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


Medical Dictionary

-ectomy

noun combining form -ec·to·my \ˈek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of -ectomy

plural

-ectomies

  1. :  surgical removal <gastrectomy> <appendectomy>




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