epididymectomy

epididymectomy

 [ep″ĭ-did″ĭ-mek´to-me]
excision of the epididymis.

ep·i·did·y·mec·to·my

(ep'i-did-i-mek'tŏ-mē),
Operative removal of the epididymis.
[epididymis + G. ektomē, excision]

epididymectomy

(ĕp′ĭ-dĭd′ə-mĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the epididymis.

ep·i·did·y·mec·to·my

(ep'i-did-i-mek'tŏ-mē)
Operative removal of the epididymis.
[epididymis + G. ektomē, excision]

epididymectomy

excision of the epididymis.
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