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ovariotomy

[oh-vair-ee-ot-uh-mee] /oʊˌvɛər iˈɒt ə mi/
noun, plural ovariotomies. Surgery
1.
incision into or removal of an ovary.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin ōvāriotomia, equivalent to ōvāri(um) ovary + -o- -o- + -tomia -tomy
Related forms
ovariotomist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ovariotomy

ovariotomy

/əʊˌvɛərɪˈɒtəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical incision into an ovary Compare oophorectomy
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ovariotomy in Medicine

ovariotomy o·var·i·ot·o·my (ō-vâr'ē-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.

  1. Ovariectomy.

  2. Incision into an ovary, as to perform a biopsy. Also called oophorotomy.

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