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-ectomy

 
word element [Gr.], excision; surgical removal.

-ectomy

(ek'tō-mē),
Removal of an anatomical structure.
See also: -tomy.
[G. ektomē, a cutting out]

-ectomy

word element [Gr.], excision; surgical removal.

-ectomy

suffix meaning the "surgical removal" of something specified: lobectomy, thrombectomy, thyroidectomy.

-ectomy

Suffix meaning removal of an anatomic structure.
See also: -tomy
[G. ektomē, a cutting out]

-ectomy

removal (of a structure), e.g. matrisectomy

-ectomy

word element. [Gr.] excision, surgical removal.
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You could think of an -ectomy as a cutting out, which ends with something being taken away.