the surgical removal of one or both ovaries
Origin of oophorectomyoophor(o)- + -ectomy
Surgical removal of one or both ovaries. Also called ovariectomy .
- (medicine) Surgical removal of one or both ovaries.
From noun use of Ancient Greek Ï‰á½€Ï†ÏŒÏÎ¿Ï‚ (Åophoros, “egg-bearing") + -ectomy, corresponding to oophore +"Ž -ectomy.