ovariotomy

noun
ovar·​i·​ot·​o·​my | \ō-ˌver-ē-ˈä-tə-mē \
plural ovariotomies

Definition of ovariotomy 

1 : surgical incision of an ovary

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Ephraim McDowell, who pioneered the practice of ovariotomy, in Kentucky, also conducted experimental surgical procedures on black women. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "A Frustrating Year of Reporting on Black Maternal Health," 14 June 2018 Certainly, that one story about McDowell discounts a large portion of the existing historical record about his development of the ovariotomy. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "This American Doctor Pioneered Abdominal Surgery By Operating on Enslaved Women," 19 Dec. 2017 This first-ever ovariotomy is considered a proud moment in Kentucky’s history. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "This American Doctor Pioneered Abdominal Surgery By Operating on Enslaved Women," 19 Dec. 2017

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1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ovariotomy

noun
ovar·​i·​ot·​o·​my | \ō-ˌvar-ē-ˈät-ə-mē, -ˌver- \
plural ovariotomies

Medical Definition of ovariotomy 

1 : surgical incision of an ovary

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