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n. pl. o·o·pho·rec·to·mies
Surgical removal of one or both ovaries. Also called ovariectomy.


n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of an ovary or ovarian tumour. Also called: ovariectomy Compare ovariotomy
[C19: from New Latin ōophoron ovary, from Greek ōion egg + phoros bearing, + -ectomy]


(ˌoʊ ə fəˈrɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical removal of the ovary. Also called ovariectomy.
[1870–75; < New Latin oophor(on) ovary (neuter of Greek ōiophóros egg-bearing; see oo-, -phore) + -ectomy]


Surgery to remove one or both ovaries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oophorectomy - surgical removal of one of both ovaries
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue


[ˌəʊəfəˈrektəmɪ] Nooforectomía f, ovariotomía f


n. ooforectomía, excisión parcial o total de un ovario.


n (pl -mies) ovariectomía
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AMONG PREMENOPAUSAL California women undergoing nonradical hysterectomies over a 7-year period, more than one-third underwent concurrent oophorectomies for no apparent reason.
Among the patients who had oophorectomies, the average time span was six years between their initial diagnosis of breast cancer and their ovary removal.
Although OB/GYNs are performing fewer elective oophorectomies than previously, they need to do a better job of respecting women's bodies and putting a stop to unnecessary and potentially dangerous removal of healthy ovaries.
But this indication actually accounts for only a small fraction of oophorectomies performed in this country.
McCarthy examined arthritis risk, too, and found that 48 per cent of women who had oophorectomies before age 45 reported an arthritis diagnosis, compared with only 32 per cent for those with intact ovaries.