How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"ectomy" is from "ektomia" (cutting out) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A word ending that indicates surgical removal. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Remember, no two people undergoing an appendectomy are alike.|
|Tonsillectomy is the second-most common surgery of childhood, but is less commonly performed in adults.|