gonadectomy

noun

go·​nad·​ec·​to·​my ˌgō-nə-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce gonadectomy (audio)
plural gonadectomies
: surgical removal of an ovary or testis
gonadectomized adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gonadectomy was in 1915

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“Gonadectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonadectomy. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

gonadectomy

noun
go·​nad·​ec·​to·​my ˌgō-nə-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce gonadectomy (audio)
plural gonadectomies
: surgical removal of an ovary or testis
gonadectomized adjective
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