ovariohysterectomy


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Related to ovariohysterectomy: pyometra

ovariohysterectomy

(ō-vâr′ē-ō-hĭs′tə-rĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of one ovary or both ovaries and the uterus.

ovariohysterectomy

[-his′tərek′təmē]
the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries.

o·var·i·o·hys·ter·ec·to·my

(ō-var'ē-ō-his-tĕr-ek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of ovaries and uterus.
Synonym(s): oophorohysterectomy.
[ovario- + G. hystera, uterus, + ektomē, excision]

ovariohysterectomy

surgical excision of the ovaries and the uterus, used as a means of preventing pregnancy and ovarian cyclicity, and for removal of a diseased uterus. The common 'spay' operation in dogs and cats.

ovariohysterectomy hooks
see spay hook.
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