hysterectomy

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Etymology[edit]

Coined based on Ancient Greek ῠ̔στέρᾱ (hustérā, womb) + ἐκτομία (ektomía, a cutting out of). Surface analysis hystero- +‎ -ectomy.

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  • IPA(key): /hɪstəˈɹɛktəmi/

Noun[edit]

hysterectomy (plural hysterectomies)

  1. (surgery) The surgical procedure to remove all of or part of the uterus.
    • 2019, Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other, Penguin Books (2020), page 140:
      she even contemplated having her womb taken out to eliminate periods altogether, which would surely be her greatest possible career move, a tactical hysterectomy for ambitious women with menstruation problems

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