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oophorectomy definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: surgical removal of one of both ovaries [syn: oophorectomy, ovariectomy]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -mies) Etymology: New Latin oophoron ovary (from o- + Greek -phoron, neuter of -phoros -phore) + English -ectomy Date: 1872 the surgical removal of an ovary called also ovariectomy

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Oophorectomy O`["o]*pho*rec"to*my, n. [Gr. w,'o`n egg + ? to bear + ? a cutting out.] (Surg.) Ovariotomy.



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