Origin of -ectomyfrom Classical Greek ektom?, a cutting out from ek-, out + temnein, to cut: see -tomy
Origin of -ectomyNew Latin -ectomia Greek ek- out ; see ecto- . -tomiā -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”).