-ectomy

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See also: ectomy

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Etymology[edit]

From 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. (surgery) Surgical removal of.

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Related terms[edit]

  • -stomy (surgery with a focus on creating a stoma)
  • -tomy (surgery with a focus on creating an opening)

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See also[edit]

  • -plasty (any surgery, but often one that revises/remodels rather than excises)

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