Definitions

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  • n. The surgical removal of the uterine cervix.

Etymologies

-tomy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now, however, important new studies show that removing only the cervix a procedure known as “radical trachelectomy,” or RT and leaving your uterus intact can be an optional treatment for noninvasive cervical cancer and one that also preserves fertility.

    Getting Pregnant

  • I was transferred to the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and at first doctors thought I could have a trachelectomy, where the cervix is removed but the womb left intact.

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