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Words that end in ectomy

-ectomy

suffix

Surgical removal: tonsillectomy.

Origin of -ectomy

New Latin -ectomia Greek ek- out ; see ecto- . -tomiā -tomy

cholecystectomy
surgical removal of the gall bladder

endarterectomy
surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis

clitoridectomy
excision of the clitoris

pancreatectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas

hypophysectomy
surgical removal of the pituitary gland

appendicectomy
surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

tonsillectomy
surgical removal of the palatine tonsils

prostatectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland

mastoidectomy
surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process

thyroidectomy
surgical removal of the thyroid gland

adrenalectomy
surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands

pneumonectomy
surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)

sympathectomy
surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system

hysterectomy
surgical removal of the uterus

appendectomy
surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

laryngectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the larynx

oophorectomy
surgical removal of one of both ovaries

stapedectomy
surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear

gastrectomy
surgical removal of all or part of the stomach

splenectomy
surgical removal of the spleen

nephrectomy
surgical removal of a kidney

embolectomy
surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)

ovariectomy
surgical removal of one of both ovaries

mastectomy
surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor

lumpectomy
surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer

vitrectomy
a surgical procedure that removes the vitreous humor and replace it with saline solution

vasectomy
surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible

lobectomy
surgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body

lipectomy
plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue

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