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hysterectomy definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: surgical removal of the uterus

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -mies) Date: circa 1886 surgical removal of the uterus hysterectomized adjective

Britannica Concise

Surgical removal of the uterus, either completely (total hysterectomy) or leaving the cervix (subtotal hysterectomy). It is performed in the presence of cancer or a benign fibroid tumor if the fibroid is large or rapidly growing, causes excessive bleeding or discomfort, or seems to be breaking down. Hysterectomy may also be performed after cesarean section in cases of complications such as uncontrolled bleeding, gross infection, or cancer of the cervix. Once misused in the belief that removing the uterus (and often the ovaries) would control what were considered inappropriate sexual urges and ambitions, it is still the most common unnecessary surgery.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) the surgical removal of the womb. Derivatives: hysterectomize v.tr. (also -ise). Etymology: Gk hustera womb + -ECTOMY

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hysterectomies) A hysterectomy is a surgical operation to remove a woman's womb. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

adenoidectomy, appendectomy, arteriectomy, castration, cholecystectomy, craniectomy, cricoidectomy, cystectomy, enterectomy, gastrectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, mammectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, nephrectomy, omphalectomy, oophorectomy, oophorocystectomy, orchidectomy, ovariectomy, pancreatectomy, penectomy, pericardiectomy, phrenicectomy, pneumonectomy, prostatectomy, salpingectomy, stapedectomy, tonsillectomy, ureterectomy, urethrectomy, vasectomy, venectomy



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