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Oophorectomy vs. Orchidectomy

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Oophorectomynoun

(medicine) Surgical removal of one or both ovaries.

Orchidectomynoun

surgical removal of one or both testicles

Oophorectomynoun

Ovariotomy.

Oophorectomynoun

surgical removal of one of both ovaries

Oophorectomy

Oophorectomy (; from Greek ᾠοφόρος, ōophóros, 'egg-bearing' and ἐκτομή, ektomḗ, 'a cutting out of') is the surgical removal of an ovary or ovaries. The surgery is also called ovariectomy, but this term is mostly used in reference to animals, e.g.

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