Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the excision of the uterus.

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  • noun surgery The surgical procedure to remove all of or part of the uterus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surgical removal of the uterus

Etymologies

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From hyster- + -ectomy.

Examples

  • However, I have not failed to note that the hysterectomy is the procedure about which I hear most often "It's the best decision I ever made."

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • Certainly, somebody in my family was embarrassed by the word hysterectomy, and it might have even been Mom, herself.

    I. O. U.

  • Certainly, somebody in my family was embarrassed by the word hysterectomy, and it might have even been Mom, herself.

    I. O. U.

  • He paused, as if to give me a chance to comment, but I was silently reeling from the word hysterectomy.

    I. O. U.

  • He paused, as if to give me a chance to comment, but I was silently reeling from the word hysterectomy.

    I. O. U.

  • Certainly, somebody in my family was embarrassed by the word hysterectomy, and it might have even been Mom, herself.

    I. O. U.

  • He paused, as if to give me a chance to comment, but I was silently reeling from the word hysterectomy.

    I. O. U.

  • He paused, as if to give me a chance to comment, but I was silently reeling from the word hysterectomy.

    I. O. U.

  • Certainly, somebody in my family was embarrassed by the word hysterectomy, and it might have even been Mom, herself.

    I. O. U.

  • Even when a hysterectomy is performed and the cervix is removed, the HPV remains in the body, unless the immune system can clear the infection.

    Patricia Yarberry Allen: What to Do if You Have Genital HPV

Comments

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  • Hysterectomy is surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. The uterus is a hormone responsive reproductive sex organ that supports the bladder and the bowel. Uerine contractions that occur during orgasm are not possible without a uterus. There are alternatives to hysterectomy that keep the female organs intact. www.hersfoundation.org/anatomy.

    January 1, 2012