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
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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!"
McDowell the credit of being the first ovariotomist.