Origin of -ectomy; from Classical Greek ektom?, a cutting out ; from ek-, out + temnein, to cut: see -tomy
Origin of -ectomyNew Latin -ectomia : Greek ek-, out; see ecto– + -tomia, -tomy.
-ectomy, as used in the names of many such operations.
- Excision of.
- (surgery) Surgical removal of.
From the Ancient Greek -εκτομία (ektomía, “a cutting out of”), from ἐκτέμνω (ektémnô, “to cut out”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + τέμνω (témnô, “to cut”).