hysterectomy

noun hys·ter·ec·to·my \ ˌhi-stə-ˈrek-tə-mē \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of hysterectomy

plural hysterectomies
: surgical removal of the uterus

hysterectomized

play \ˌhi-stə-ˈrek-tə-ˌmīzd\ adjective

Examples of hysterectomy in a Sentence

  1. a surgeon who has performed many hysterectomies

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First Known Use of hysterectomy

circa 1886


HYSTERECTOMY Defined for English Language Learners

hysterectomy

noun

Definition of hysterectomy for English Language Learners

  • medical : an operation to remove a woman's uterus


Medical Dictionary

hysterectomy

noun hys·ter·ec·to·my \ ˌhis-tə-ˈrek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of hysterectomy

plural hysterectomies

hysterectomized

also British hysterectomised play \-tə-ˌmīzd\ adjective

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