noun combining form

Definition of -ECTOMY

:  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


noun combining form \ˈek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -ec·to·mies

Medical Definition of -ECTOMY

: surgical removal <gastrectomy> <appendectomy>


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