ovariotomy

ovariotomist, n.
/oh vair'ee ot"euh mee/, n., pl. ovariotomies. Surg.
incision into or removal of an ovary.
[1835-45; < NL ovariotomia, equiv. to ovari(um) OVARY + -o- -O- + -tomia -TOMY]

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  • Ovariotomy — O*va ri*ot o*my, n. [Ovarium + Gr. te mnein to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of removing one or both of the ovaries; o[ o]phorectomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ovariotomy — [ō ver΄ēät′ə mē] n. pl. ovariotomies 1. a surgical incision into an ovary 2. OVARIECTOMY …   English World dictionary

  • ovariotomy — noun (plural mies) Date: 1844 1. surgical incision of an ovary 2. oophorectomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ovariotomy — noun A surgical removal of an ovary. Syn: oophorectomy, ovariectomy …   Wiktionary

  • ovariotomy — An incision into an ovary, e.g., a biopsy or a wedge excision. SYN: oophorotomy. [ovario + G. tome, incision] * * * ovar·i·ot·o·my ō .var ē ät ə mē, .ver n, pl mies 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • ovariotomy — n. surgical removal of an ovary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ovariotomy — ovar·i·ot·o·my …   English syllables

  • ovariotomy — n. literally, incision of an ovary. However, the term commonly refers to surgical removal of an ovary (oophorectomy) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ovariotomy — o•var•i•ot•o•my [[t]oʊˌvɛər iˈɒt ə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg surgical incision into or removal of an ovary • Etymology: 1835–45; < NL ōvāriotomia …   From formal English to slang

  • ovariotomy — /oʊˌvɛəriˈɒtəmi/ (say oh.vairree otuhmee) noun (plural ovariotomies) incision into or removal of an ovary. {New Latin ōvāriotomia} …   Australian English dictionary

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