hysterectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: circa 1886 surgical removal of the uterus • hysterectomized adjective

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  • Hysterectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 68.9 MeSH D007044 A hysterectomy (from Greek ὑστέρα hys …   Wikipedia

  • hysterectomy — 1886, coined in English from Gk. hystera womb (see UTERUS (Cf. uterus)) + ECTOMY (Cf. ectomy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hysterectomy — ► NOUN (pl. hysterectomies) ▪ a surgical operation to remove all or part of the womb. ORIGIN from Greek hustera womb …   English terms dictionary

  • hysterectomy — [his΄tər ek′tə mē] n. pl. hysterectomies [ HYSTER(O) + ECTOMY] surgical removal of all or part of the uterus …   English World dictionary

  • Hysterectomy — A surgical operation to remove the uterus and, sometimes, the cervix. Removal of the entire uterus and the cervix is referred to as a total hysterectomy. Removal of the body of the uterus without removing the cervix is referred to as a subtotal… …   Medical dictionary

  • hysterectomy — n. the surgical removal of the uterus, either through an incision in the abdominal wall (abdominal hysterectomy) or through the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy). Subtotal hysterectomy (rarely performed now) involves removing the body of the uterus… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hysterectomy — /his teuh rek teuh mee/, n., pl. hysterectomies. Surg. excision of the uterus. [1885 90; HYSTER + ECTOMY] * * * Surgical removal of the uterus, either completely (total hysterectomy) or leaving the cervix (subtotal hysterectomy). It is performed… …   Universalium

  • hysterectomy — n. 1) to do, perform a hysterectomy on 2) to have a hysterectomy * * * [ˌhɪstə rektəmɪ] perform a hysterectomy on to do to have a hysterectomy …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hysterectomy — UK [ˌhɪstəˈrektəmɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms hysterectomy : singular hysterectomy plural hysterectomies medical a medical operation for removing a woman s womb (= the part of her body where a baby can grow) …   English dictionary

  • hysterectomy — Surgery to remove the uterus and, sometimes, the cervix. When the uterus and part or all of the cervix are removed, it is called a total hysterectomy. When only the uterus is removed, it is called a partial hysterectomy …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • hysterectomy — [[t]hɪ̱stəre̱ktəmi[/t]] hysterectomies N COUNT A hysterectomy is a surgical operation to remove a woman s womb …   English dictionary

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