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hysterectomy

[his-tuh-rek-tuh-mee] /ˌhɪs təˈrɛk tə mi/
noun, plural hysterectomies. Surgery
1.
excision of the uterus.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; hyster- + -ectomy
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Examples from the web for hysterectomy
  • hysterectomy offers the best option for either a cure or more significant control of the problem.
  • Ovaries might work, but she may have had a hysterectomy or some illness and no longer have a working uterus.
  • After months of dithering, she had scheduled a hysterectomy for the next week, and now she was in a panic.
  • After several surgeries, she underwent a complete hysterectomy to halt the advance of the late-stage disease.
  • The approach may prove safer and cheaper than alternatives such as hysterectomy.
  • She underwent a hysterectomy after one particularly violent beating.
  • Finally, there is hysterectomy, which many doctors and patients now see as a treatment of last resort.
  • Alternatives to hysterectomy in the management of leiomyomas.
  • It requires a wide abdominal incision and is often performed during abdominal surgeries such as hysterectomy or hernia operations.
  • A hysterectomy would usually not be considered if cancer has been ruled out.
British Dictionary definitions for hysterectomy

hysterectomy

/ˌhɪstəˈrɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical removal of the uterus
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Word Origin and History for hysterectomy
n.

1886, coined in English from Greek hystera "womb" (see uterus) + -ectomy.

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hysterectomy in Medicine

hysterectomy hys·ter·ec·to·my (hĭs'tə-rěk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.

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hysterectomy in Science
hysterectomy
  (hĭs'tə-rěk'tə-mē)   
Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.
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hysterectomy in Culture
hysterectomy [(his-tuh-rek-tuh-mee)]

The surgical removal of all or part of the uterus.

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