-ectomy, -ectome, -ectomize

(Greek: a suffix; cut, excise, surgical removal of)

nesidiectomy
neurectomy
1. The removal of part or all of a nerve.
2. The removal of part of a nerve using surgery; for example, as a treatment for neuralgia.
neuroectomy
nodulectomy
1. Surgical repair, or removal, of a node.
2. Excision of a "lump", usually applied to lesions of the mammary gland, in contrast to a radical excision of the entire gland.
nymphectomy
odontectomy
omentectomy, omentumectomy
Excision of all or a portion of the omentum.
omphalectomy
onychectomy
The surgical excision (removal) of a fingernail or toenail.
oophorectomize
oophorectomy, ovariectomy
The excision or removal of one or both ovaries by surgery.
oophorocystectomy
oophorohysterectomy
oophorosalpingectomy (s) (noun), oophorosalpingectomies (pl)
operculectomy

Related cutting-word units: cast-; castrat-; -cise, -cide; mutil-; put-; sec-, seg-; temno-; -tomy; trunc-.

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