Lumpectomy definition

lŭm-pĕktə-mē
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Surgical excision of a tumor from the breast with the removal of a minimal amount of surrounding tissue.
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Surgical excision of a mass.
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The surgical removal of a breast tumor with minimum removal of adjacent normal tissues.
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Surgical excision of a tumor from the breast with the removal of a minimal amount of surrounding tissue.
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Surgical excision of a mass.
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(surgery) The surgical removal of a tumour or cyst from a breast.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lumpectomy
Plural:
lumpectomies

Origin of lumpectomy

  • lump +"Ž -ectomy

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