ovariectomy

noun
ovari·​ec·​to·​my | \ ō-ˌver-ē-ˈek-tə-mē How to pronounce ovariectomy (audio) \
plural ovariectomies

Definition of ovariectomy

Other Words from ovariectomy

ovariectomized \ ō-​ˌver-​ē-​ˈek-​tə-​ˌmīzd How to pronounce ovariectomy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of ovariectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lisa Jacobson, an equine veterinarian in Colorado, says ovariectomy risks infection, internal bleeding and pain. Britta Lokting, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2020 Their collaboration further showed a connection between hormones and cancer: mammary tumors decreased in female mice with ovariectomies while the tumors increased in pregnant mice. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ovariectomy

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ovariectomy was in 1889

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“Ovariectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovariectomy. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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ovariectomy

noun
ovari·​ec·​to·​my | \ ō-ˌvar-ē-ˈek-tə-mē, -ˌver- How to pronounce ovariectomy (audio) \
plural ovariectomies

Medical Definition of ovariectomy

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