mastectomy etymology

English word mastectomy comes from English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English mast-

Detailed word origin of mastectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
mast- English (eng) Mastoid process. Relating to a breast or nipple.. Relating to homologous mammary organs, such as udders.
mastectomy English (eng) (surgery) The surgical procedure to remove of all or part of a breast; mammectomy.

Words with the same origin as mastectomy

Descendants of -ectomy
adenectomy adnexectomy appendectomy astragalectomy caudectomy dactylectomy embolectomy fasciectomy glossectomy hemihepatectomy ileectomy labyrinthectomised lipectomy meniscectomy mucosectomy otectomy parathyroidectomy pleurectomy retinectomy sequestrectomy tendonectomy thymectomy thymothymomectomy tonsillectomy
Descendants of mast-
mastalgia mastectomee mastopathic mastopathy mastoplasty mastotomy