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ovariectomy +‎ -ize


ovariectomize (third-person singular simple present ovariectomizes, present participle ovariectomizing, simple past and past participle ovariectomized)

  1. (transitive) To remove the ovaries from.
    • 2007 December 11, Evelyn F. Field and Sergio M. Pellis, “The Brain as the Engine of Sex Differences in the Organization of Movement in Rats”, in Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 37, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10508-007-9270-4:
      Males castrated at birth are smaller (Field et al., 1997a ), and females ovariectomized at birth are larger than their intact male and female counterparts (Field et al., 2004 ).

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