Definition of hysterectomy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhɪstəˈrektəmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɪstəˈrektəmi//
(pl. hysterectomies)[countable, uncountable]
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a medical operation to remove a woman’s womb She had to have a hysterectomy. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek hustera ‘womb’ + -ectomy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hysterectomy