meniscectomy etymology

English word meniscectomy comes from English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English meniscus

Detailed word origin of meniscectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
meniscus English (eng) (anatomy) Either of two parts of the human knee that provide structural integrity to the knee when it undergoes tension and torsion. [from 19th c.]. (optics) A lens which is convex on one side and concave on the other, being crescent-shaped in cross-section. [from 17th c.]. A crescent moon, or an object shaped like it. [from 17th c.]. The curved surface of liquids in tubes, whether concave [...]
meniscectomy English (eng) (surgery) Removal of the meniscus (cartilage) of a joint (especially of the knee).

Words with the same origin as meniscectomy

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