oophorectomy

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noun oo·pho·rec·to·my \ˌō-ə-fə-ˈrek-tə-mē\

Definition of oophorectomy

plural

oophorectomies

  1. :  the surgical removal of an ovary —called also ovariectomy

Origin and Etymology of oophorectomy

New Latin oophoron ovary (from o- + Greek -phoron, neuter of -phoros -phore) + English -ectomy


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oophorectomy

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noun oo·pho·rec·to·my \ˌō-ə-fə-ˈrek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of oophorectomy

plural

oophorectomies

  1. :  the surgical removal of an ovary—called also ovariectomy


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