tomomania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τέμνω (témnō, I cut) +‎ -mania.

Noun[edit]

tomomania (uncountable)

  1. A morbid addiction to performing or undergoing surgery.
    • 1929, Plain Talk (volume 5, page 472)
      And we must not leave out tomomania, that delightful complex, usually acquired by ladies who just love to be operated on by surgeons.
    • 1951, The Journal of the Michigan State Dental Association
      Dentists who eschew all the onerous tasks of dentistry and will do nothing except extract teeth and make dentures sometimes are guilty of tomomania.