-ectomy, -ectome, -ectomize

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

operculectomy (s), operculectomies (pl)
The surgical excision of the mucous over an unerupted tooth.
ophthalmectomy
1. Surgical excision of an eye.
2. Enucleation or the removal of an eyeball from its orbit.
orchectomy
Excision of the testes; castration.
orchidectomy
orchidectomy
Orchiectomy.
orchidoepididymectomy
The operation of excising the testis and epididymis; the elongated cordlike structure along the posterior border of the testis, whose elongated coiled duct provides for storage, transit, and maturation of spermatozoa and is continuous with the ductus deferens. It consists of a head (caput epididymis), body (corpus epididymis), and tail (cauda epididymis).
orchiectomy
Removal of one or both testes.
ossiculectomy
ostectomy
The excision or surgical removal of a bone or a portion of a bone.
osteectomy
osteoectomy
1. The surgical removal of bone.
2. In dentistry: the resection of supporting osseous (bone) structure to eliminate periodontal pockets.
otectomy
ovariohysterectomy
ovariosalpingectomy (s) (noun), ovariosalpingectomy (pl)
palatectomy
Plastic surgery of the palate, usually to correct a cleft.

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

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