oophorectomy

[oh-uh-fuh-rek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural oophorectomies. Surgery.
the operation of removing one or both ovaries; ovariectomy.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin oophor(on) ovary (neuter of Greek ōiophóros egg-bearing; see oo-, -phore) + -ectomy

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oophorectomy (ˌəʊəfəˈrɛktəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
Compare ovariotomy Also called: ovariectomy surgical removal of an ovary or ovarian tumour
 
[C19: from New Latin ōophoron ovary, from Greek ōion egg + phoros bearing, + -ectomy]

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oophorectomy o·o·pho·rec·to·my (ō'ə-fə-rěk'tə-mē)
n.
See ovariectomy.

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Bilateral oophorectomy, the surgical removal of both ovaries, is a surgical method of ovarian ablation.
Still, physicians have not seen the expected decrease in the number of hysterectomies, and rates of oophorectomy are climbing.
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