Oophorectomy
: The removal of one or both ovaries by surgery.
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SYN: ovariectomy. [G. oon, egg, + phoros, bearing, + ektome, excision]

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oo·pho·rec·to·my .ō-ə-fə-'rek-tə-mē n, pl -mies the surgical removal of an ovary called also ovariectomy

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n.
surgical removal of an ovary, performed, for example, when the ovary contains tumours or cysts or is otherwise diseased. See also ovariotomy.

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ooph·o·rec·to·my (o″of-ə-rekґtə-me) [oophor- + -ectomy] the removal of an ovary or ovaries; if done bilaterally, the individual is incapable of reproduction (see castration). Called also ovariectomy.

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  • Oophorectomy — O [ o]*pho*rec to*my, n. [Gr. w, o n egg + fe rein to bear + ? a cutting out.] (Surg.) Ovariotomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oophorectomy — [ō΄ō fə rek′tə mē, ō΄əfə rek′tə mē] n. pl. oophorectomies [ OOPHOR(O) + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of one or both ovaries …   English World dictionary

  • Oophorectomy — Ovariotomy redirects here. For the song by Sadist, see Crust (album). Oophorectomy Intervention ICD 10 PCS 0UB00ZX 0UB28ZZ ICD 9 CM 65.3 …   Wikipedia

  • oophorectomy — noun (plural mies) Etymology: New Latin oophoron ovary (from o + Greek phoron, neuter of phoros phore) + English ectomy Date: 1872 the surgical removal of an ovary called also ovariectomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oophorectomy — /oh euh feuh rek teuh mee/, n., pl. oophorectomies. Surg. the operation of removing one or both ovaries; ovariectomy. [1870 75; < NL oophor(on) ovary (neut. of Gk oiophóros egg bearing; see OO , PHORE) + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • oophorectomy — əʊfÉ™ rektÉ™mɪ n. surgical removal of the ovaries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oophorectomy — [ˌəʊəfə rɛktəmi] noun (plural oophorectomies) surgical removal of one or both ovaries; ovariectomy. Origin C19: from mod. L. oophoron ovary + ectomy …   English new terms dictionary

  • oophorectomy — oo·pho·rec·to·my …   English syllables

  • oophorectomy — ovariectomy; n. surgical removal of an ovary, performed, for example, when the ovary contains tumours or cysts or is otherwise diseased. See also: ovariotomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

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