Excision of one or both ovaries. SYN: oophorectomy. [ovario- + G. ektome, excision]

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ovari·ec·to·my ō-.var-ē-'ek-tə-mē, -.ver- n, pl -mies oophorectomy

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ovar·i·ec·to·my (o-var″e-ekґtə-me) oophorectomy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ovariectomy — [ō ver΄ē ek′tə mē] n. pl. ovariectomies [see ECTOMY] the surgical removal of one or both ovaries …   English World dictionary

  • ovariectomy — noun (plural mies) Date: 1889 oophorectomy • ovariectomized adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ovariectomy — /oh vair ee ek teuh mee/, n., pl. ovariectomies. Surg. the operation of removing one or both ovaries; oophorectomy. [1885 90; OVARI(UM) + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ovariectomy — noun Surgical removal of one or both ovaries. Syn: oophorectomy …   Wiktionary

  • ovariectomy — əʊ verɪ ektÉ™mɪ / veÉ™r n. surgical removal of the ovaries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ovariectomy — [ˌəʊvərɪ ɛktəmi] noun (plural ovariectomies) surgical removal of one or both ovaries …   English new terms dictionary

  • ovariectomy — ovari·ec·to·my …   English syllables

  • ovariectomy — n.; see oophorectomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ovariectomy — o•var•i•ec•to•my [[t]oʊˌvɛər iˈɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg oophorectomy …   From formal English to slang

  • ovariectomy — noun surgical removal of one of both ovaries • Syn: ↑oophorectomy • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

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