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ovariotomy

 [o-var″e-ot´ah-me]
surgical removal of an ovary, or removal of an ovarian tumor.
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o·var·i·ot·o·my

(ō-var'ē-ot'ŏ-mē),
An incision into an ovary, for example, a biopsy or a wedge excision.
Synonym(s): oophorotomy
[ovario- + G. tomē, incision]
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ovariotomy

(ō-vâr′ē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. ovarioto·mies
1. Surgical incision into an ovary, as to perform a biopsy or remove a tumor.
2. An oophorectomy.
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o·var·i·ot·o·my

(ō-var'ē-ot'ŏ-mē)
An incision into an ovary, e.g., a biopsy or a wedge excision.
Synonym(s): oophorotomy.
[ovario- + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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