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[oh-vair-ee-ek-tuh-mee] /oʊˌvɛər iˈɛk tə mi/

noun, plural ovariectomies. Surgery.
the operation of removing one or both ovaries; oophorectomy.
noun (pl) -mies
(surgery) another name for oophorectomy

ovariectomy o·var·i·ec·to·my (ō-vâr’ē-ěk’tə-mē)
The surgical removal of one ovary or both ovaries. Also called oophorectomy.


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