Words that end in ectomy

-ectomy suffix Surgical removal: tonsillectomy. Origin of -ectomy New Latin -ectomia Greek ek- out ; see ecto- . -tomiā -tomy cholecystectomysurgical removal of the gall bladder endarterectomysurgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis clitoridectomyexcision of the clitoris pancreatectomysurgical removal of part or all of the pancreas hypophysectomysurgical removal of the pituitary gland appendicectomysurgical removal of the vermiform appendix tonsillectomysurgical removal of the palatine tonsils prostatectomysurgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland mastoidectomysurgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process thyroidectomysurgical removal of the thyroid gland adrenalectomysurgical removal of one or both adrenal glands pneumonectomysurgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer) sympathectomysurgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system hysterectomysurgical removal of the uterus appendectomysurgical removal of the vermiform appendix laryngectomysurgical removal of part or all of the larynx oophorectomysurgical removal of one of both ovaries stapedectomysurgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear gastrectomysurgical removal of all or part of the stomach splenectomysurgical removal of the spleen nephrectomysurgical removal of a kidney embolectomysurgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery) ovariectomysurgical removal of one of both ovaries mastectomysurgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor lumpectomysurgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer vitrectomya surgical procedure that removes the vitreous humor and replace it with saline solution vasectomysurgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization);…

-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