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mastectomy

mastectomy

noun mas·tec·to·my \ma-ˈstek-tə-mē\
plural mas·tec·to·mies

Definition of MASTECTOMY

:  surgical removal of all or part of the breast and sometimes associated lymph nodes and muscles

Origin of MASTECTOMY

Greek mastos breast + English -ectomy
First Known Use: circa 1923

Rhymes with MASTECTOMY

mastectomy

noun mas·tec·to·my \ma-ˈstek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mas·tec·to·mies

Medical Definition of MASTECTOMY

:  surgical removal of all or part of the breast and sometimes associated lymph nodes and muscles—see modified radical mastectomy, partial mastectomy, radical mastectomy, simple mastectomy

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