labyrinthectomy etymology

English word labyrinthectomy comes from English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English labyrinth

Detailed word origin of labyrinthectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
labyrinth English (eng) (Greek mythology) A maze-like structure built by Daedalus in Knossos.. (figuratively) Anything complicated and confusing, like a maze.. A maze, especially underground or covered.. Part of the inner ear. To arrange in the form of a labyrinth.. To enclose in a labyrinth, or as though in a labyrinth.
labyrinthectomy English (eng) Surgical removal of the labyrinth of the inner ear.

Words with the same origin as labyrinthectomy

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