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-ectomy

noun combining form

Definition of -ECTOMY

:  surgical removal <gastrectomy>
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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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-ectomy

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

Medical Definition of -ECTOMY

:  surgical removal <gastrectomy> <appendectomy>

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