ovariotomy

noun
ovar·​i·​ot·​o·​my | \ ō-ˌver-ē-ˈä-tə-mē How to pronounce ovariotomy (audio) \
plural ovariotomies

Definition of ovariotomy

1 : surgical incision of an ovary

Examples of ovariotomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ephraim McDowell, who pioneered the practice of ovariotomy, in Kentucky, also conducted experimental surgical procedures on black women. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, 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, 19 Dec. 2017 This first-ever ovariotomy is considered a proud moment in Kentucky’s history. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of ovariotomy

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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ovariotomy

noun
ovar·​i·​ot·​o·​my | \ ō-ˌvar-ē-ˈät-ə-mē, -ˌver- How to pronounce ovariotomy (audio) \
plural ovariotomies

Medical Definition of ovariotomy

1 : surgical incision of an ovary

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