panhysterectomy

noun
pan·​hys·​ter·​ec·​to·​my | \ (ˈ)pan-ˌhis-tə-ˈrek-tə-mē How to pronounce panhysterectomy (audio) \
plural panhysterectomies

Medical Definition of panhysterectomy

: surgical excision of the uterus and uterine cervix

called also total hysterectomy

— compare radical hysterectomy

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“Panhysterectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/panhysterectomy. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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