-ectomy

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From the Ancient Greek -εκτομία ‎(-ektomía, a cutting out of), from ἐκτέμνω ‎(ektémnō, to cut out), from ἐκ ‎(ek, out) + τέμνω ‎(témnō, to cut).

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-ectomy

  1. Excision of.
  2. (surgery) Surgical removal of.

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