Medical Dictionary


noun mas·tec·to·my \ma-ˈstek-tə-mē\
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
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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