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n. pl. o·var·i·ot·o·mies
1. Surgical incision into an ovary, as to perform a biopsy or remove a tumor.
2. An oophorectomy.


n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into an ovary. Compare oophorectomy


(oʊˌvɛər iˈɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical incision into or removal of an ovary.
[1835–45; < New Latin ōvāriotomia]
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