Lumpectomy



[luhm-pek-tuh-mee] /lʌmˈpɛk tə mi/

noun, plural lumpectomies.
1.
the surgical removal of a breast cyst or tumor.
/lʌmˈpɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
the surgical removal of a tumour in a breast
n.

1971, from lump (n.), coined on model of mastectomy.

lumpectomy lump·ec·to·my (lŭm-pěk’tə-mē)
n.
See tylectomy.

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