Definition of Ovariectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of one of both ovaries.

Exact synonyms: Oophorectomy
Generic synonyms: Ablation, Cutting Out, Excision, Extirpation



Definition of Ovariectomy

1. Noun. (medicine) Surgical removal of one or both ovaries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ovariectomy

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Medical Definition of Ovariectomy

1. The surgical excision of one or both ovaries. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovariectomy

ovarian stromal tumours
ovarian teratoma
ovarian tumour
ovarian tumours
ovarian varicocele
ovarian vein
ovarian vein syndrome
ovarian veins
ovarian wedge resection
ovariectomies
ovariectomize
ovariectomized
ovariectomizes
ovariectomizing
ovariectomy (current term)
ovaries
ovario-
ovarioabdominal pregnancy
ovariocele
ovariocentesis
ovariocyesis
ovariodysneuria
ovariogenic
ovariohysterectomy
ovariole
ovarioles
ovariolytic
ovarioncus
ovariopathy

Literary usage of Ovariectomy

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1. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"(See ovariectomy.) Other tumor formations in the ovaries are uncommon. ... ovariectomy. Oophorectomy is extensively practiced to correct certain ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"So in addition to ovariectomy we might use another tactic to decrease adrenal ... In view of the above, a combination of ovariectomy plus either an- ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"She was the first subject upon whom the late Dr. John L. Atlee performed an ovariectomy, out of his list of eighty cases, covering a period of forty years. ..."

4. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Numerous investigators have noted a lower frequency of mammary tumors in ovariectomized bitches, particularly if ovariectomy is performed at an early age ..."

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