Hysterectomy definition

hĭstə-rĕktə-mē
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Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.
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Surgical removal of all or part of the uterus.
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Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.
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Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.
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(surgery) The surgical procedure to remove all of or part of the uterus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hysterectomy
Plural:
hysterectomies

Origin of hysterectomy

  • Coined based on Ancient Greek ὑστέρα (hystera, “womb”) + ἐκτομία (ektomia, “a cutting out of”).

    From Wiktionary