Mastectomy



[ma-stek-tuh-mee] /mæˈstɛk tə mi/

noun, plural mastectomies. Surgery.
1.
the operation of removing all or part of the breast or mamma.
/mæˈstɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
the surgical removal of a breast
n.

surgical removal of a breast, 1909, from Greek mastos “woman’s breast” (see masto-) + -ectomy.

mastectomy mas·tec·to·my (mā-stěk’tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of all or part of a breast, sometimes including excision of the underlying pectoral muscles and regional lymph nodes, usually performed as a treatment for cancer. Also called mammectomy.
mastectomy
(mā-stěk’tə-mē)
Surgical removal of all or part of a breast, performed as a treatment for cancer. ◇ A radical mastectomy includes excision of the underlying pectoral muscles and regional lymph nodes.
mastectomy [(ma-stek-tuh-mee)]

The surgical removal of a breast.

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