ovariotomy

ovariotomy

[oh-vair-ee-ot-uh-mee]
noun, plural ovariotomies. Surgery.
incision into or removal of an ovary.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin ōvāriotomia, equivalent to ōvāri(um) ovary + -o- -o- + -tomia -tomy

ovariotomist, noun
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ovariotomy (əʊˌvɛərɪˈɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
Compare oophorectomy surgical incision into an ovary

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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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