astragalectomy etymology

English word astragalectomy comes from English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English astragalus

Detailed word origin of astragalectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
astragalus English (eng) (botany) A herb of the genus Astragalus.. (skeleton) The anklebone.
astragalectomy English (eng) The surgical removal of the astragalus, or talus, in order to stabilize the ankle.

Words with the same origin as astragalectomy

Descendants of -ectomy
adenectomy adnexectomy appendectomy caudectomy dactylectomy embolectomy fasciectomy glossectomy hemihepatectomy ileectomy labyrinthectomised lipectomy mastectomy meniscectomy mucosectomy otectomy parathyroidectomy pleurectomy retinectomy sequestrectomy tendonectomy thymectomy thymothymomectomy tonsillectomy
Descendants of astragalus
astragaloid astragaloside