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- n. Plural form of ectomy.
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George H.W. Bush famously took the word "I" out of his speeches -- we called them "I-ectomies" -- because of a horror of appearing to be calling attention to himself.
Nowadays, however, ovari-ectomies conducted on young experimental animals result in the suppression of female secondary sexual characteristics and there is no doubt that there are female sex hormones (or ovarian hormones) analogous to the male androgens.
Who knew DC did spine-ectomies when you moved there?
The Guidance Center strayed early on from implementing archaic tactics of removing troubled children from their homes or "parent-ectomies" and instead has gravitated toward working with the families in their homes on simple activities such as making dinner and playing board games as a means toward stabilizing their environments.
You, Ms. Brockmann, are performing character-ectomies!
I used to work with the elderly and now work in a large cardiology clinic right next to a major hospital, and we’ve got thousands of patients with volumes of charts being seen on a regular basis, and they make it through all their stent placements, ablations, pacer inserts, and bypasses, along with their cancer treatments and various ‘ectomies or rounds of antibiotics.