ovariotomy

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From ovary +‎ -o- +‎ -tomy.

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ovariotomy ‎(plural ovariotomies)

  1. (surgery) A surgical removal of an ovary.
    • 2007 March 18, “‘Medical Apartheid’”, in New York Times[1]:
      For example, researchers’ own statements reveal that the experimental development of gynecologic surgeries like Caesarian section, vesicovaginal fistula repair and ovariotomy were perfected almost exclusively using enslaved black women.

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