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oophorectomy

noun oo·pho·rec·to·my \ˌō-ə-fə-ˈrek-tə-mē\
plural oo·pho·rec·to·mies

Definition of OOPHORECTOMY

:  the surgical removal of an ovary —called also ovariectomy

Origin of OOPHORECTOMY

New Latin oophoron ovary (from o- + Greek -phoron, neuter of -phoros -phore) + English -ectomy
First Known Use: 1872

oophorectomy

noun oo·pho·rec·to·my \ˌō-ə-fə-ˈrek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural oo·pho·rec·to·mies

Medical Definition of OOPHORECTOMY

:  the surgical removal of an ovary—called also ovariectomy

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