from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who practises ovariotomy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who performs, or is skilled in, ovariotomy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who performs ovariotomy.


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  • The brusque reply is still remembered of Lawson Tait, the great English ovariotomist, to a distinguished German colleague, who had inquired the secret of his then marvelously low death-rate: after a glance at the bands of mourning on the ends of the other's fingers, he said, "I keep my fingernails clean, sir!"

    Preventable Diseases

  • McDowell the credit of being the first ovariotomist.

    The History of Dartmouth College


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