Medical Dictionary


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—see modified radical mastectomy, partial mastectomy, radical mastectomy, simple mastectomy
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears