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hysterectomy Syllabification: hys·ter·ec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌhistəˈrektəmē/

Definition of hysterectomy in English:

noun (plural hysterectomies)

A surgical operation to remove all or part of the uterus.
Example sentences
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy may help to avoid a laparotomy, but urinary tract injury is a genuine concern.
  • Gynaecologists were free to choose a surgical hysterectomy technique.
  • A hysterectomy is a commonly performed operation to remove the uterus (womb).


Late 19th century: from Greek hustera 'womb' + -ectomy.

Words that rhyme with hysterectomy

mastectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy

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