[ma-stek-tuh-mee] /mæˈstɛk tə mi/
noun, plural mastectomies. Surgery.
the operation of removing all or part of the breast or mamma.
noun (pl) -mies
the surgical removal of a breast
surgical removal of a breast, 1909, from Greek mastos “woman’s breast” (see masto-) + -ectomy.
mastectomy mas·tec·to·my (mā-stěk’tə-mē)
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.
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.
The surgical removal of a breast.
- Master aircrew
noun 1. a warrant rank in the Royal Air Force, equal to but before a warrant officer
noun, Metallurgy. 1. an alloy rich in certain elements, used in small quantities as an additive to melts of alloyed metal.
[mas-ter-uh t-ahrmz, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tər ətˈɑrmz, ˈmɑ stər-/ noun, plural masters-at-arms. 1. an officer of a fraternal organization, veterans’ society, or the like, empowered to maintain order, exclude unauthorized persons, etc. 2. Navy. a petty officer who has various duties, such as keeping order on the ship, taking charge of prisoners, etc. noun (pl) masters-at-arms […]
noun 1. a private bathroom adjoining a master bedroom.