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[em-bree-ek-tuh-mee] /ˌɛm briˈɛk tə mi/

noun, plural embryectomies. Surgery.
removal of an embryo.
noun (pl) -mies
the surgical removal of an embryo

embryectomy em·bry·ec·to·my (ěm’brē-ěk’tə-mē)
Surgical removal of an embryo, especially one implanted outside of the uterus.


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