from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical removal of one or both ovaries. Also called ovariectomy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Surgical removal of one or both ovaries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ovariotomy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, excision of an ovary.

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

  • n. surgical removal of one of both ovaries


From noun use of Ancient Greek ωὀφόρος (ōophoros, "egg-bearing") + -ectomy, corresponding to oophore +‎ -ectomy. (Wiktionary)



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