Definition of ovariectomize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvərɪˈɛktəmʌɪz/
(also ovariectomise)


[with object] (usually as adjective ovariectomized)
Perform surgical removal of one or both ovaries on (a woman or female animal): regulating the endocrine system in pregnant and ovariectomized rats
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  • In contrast, Binkley et al found no benefit on bone turnover or distal femur BMD density in ovariectomized rats.
  • Postmenopausal osteoporosis, characterized by increased fracture risk, can be accurately modeled using ovariectomized animals.
  • On day 1, rats were either sham-operated or ovariectomized.


1920s: from ovariectomy + -ize.

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