Definition of ovariectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ōˌverēˈektəmē/

noun (plural ovariectomies)

Surgical removal of one or both ovaries; oophorectomy.
Example sentences
  • Bilateral mastectomies or ovariectomy are recommended preventative measures, neither of which is a complete barrier to cancer development.
  • Extracts also have been shown to be useful for younger women suffering hormonal deficits following ovariectomy or hysterectomy, as well as for juvenile menstrual disorders.
  • Further, a decrease in the estrogen levels after ovariectomy would increase pituitary gonadotropin secretion and would stimulate the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and prolactin.

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Syllabification: o·var·i·ec·to·my

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