Ectomy meaning

ektəmē
A surgical excision of.
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Surgical removal.

Tonsillectomy.

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(medicine) Any operation involving surgical excision or removal.
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(surgery) Surgical removal of.
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Origin of ectomy

  • < Gr ektomē, a cutting out < ek-, out + temnein, to cut: see -tomy

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • New Latin -ectomia Greek ek- out ecto– -tomiā -tomy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Ancient Greek -εκτομία (ektomía, “a cutting out of”), from ἐκτέμνω (ektémnô, “to cut out”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + τέμνω (témnô, “to cut”).

    From Wiktionary

  • -ectomy, as used in the names of many such operations.

    From Wiktionary