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oophorectomy Syllabification: o·o·pho·rec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌōəfəˈrektəmē/

Definition of oophorectomy in English:

noun (plural oophorectomies)

Surgical removal of one or both ovaries; ovariectomy.
Example sentences
  • Others might be found serendipitously during a hysterectomy or oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) for other reasons.
  • The current dilemma is whether young women undergoing chemical or surgical oophorectomy should take the precaution of having some ovarian tissue frozen.
  • Transmen may be offered bilateral mastectomy, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and fashioning of a penis and scrotum.


Late 19th century: from modern Latin oophoron 'ovary' (from Greek ōophoros 'egg-bearing') + -ectomy.

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