-ectomy, -ectome, -ectomize
(Greek: a suffix; cut, excise, surgical removal of)
pancolectomy (s) (noun), pancolectomies (pl)
A surgical excision or removal of the entire colon.
The surgical removal of a pancreatic concretion or the excision of a calculus from the pancreas.
panhysterectomy (s) (noun), panhysterectomies (pl)
The complete excision or the surgical removal of the entire uterus through the abdominal wall or the vagina including the cervix uteri: The presence of benign or malignant tumors is the most frequent reason for performing panhysterectomies.
panhysterocolpectomy (s) (noun), panhysterocolpectomies (pl)
The total excision of the uterus, cervix, and the fallopian tubes.
panhysterosalpingectomy (s) (noun), panhysterosalpingectomies (pl)
The excision, or surgical removal, of the uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes.
pansinusectomy (s) (noun) (no plural)
The removal of the diseased membrane of all of the paranasal sinuses on one side of the nose.
Excision or the surgical removal of any papilla.
Related cutting-word units: cast-; castrat-; -cise, -cide; mutil-; put-; sec-, seg-; temno-; -tomy; trunc-.
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