-ectomy

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

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-ectomy

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

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