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

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Lisa Jacobson, an equine veterinarian in Colorado, says ovariectomy risks infection, internal bleeding and pain. Britta Lokting, Washington Post, "In the West, wild horses are an out-of-control problem — and ranchers and animal rights activists are locked in conflict over their fate," 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, "The History of Breeding Mice for Science Begins With a Woman in a Barn," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ovariectomy

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Ovariectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovariectomy. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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

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