noun combining form -ec·tome \ˈekˌtōm\

Definition of -ectome



  1. :  instrument used in surgical removal of (a specified organ or part) neurectome tonsillectome

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Origin and Etymology of -ectome

New Latin -ectomus, from -ectomia, after New Latin -tomia -tomy: -tomus -tome

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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