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1. lumpectomy

noun. ['ˌləmˈpɛktəmi'] surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer.

Synonyms

  • cutting out
  • ablation
  • extirpation

Etymology

  • -ectomy (English)
  • lump (English)
  • lumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Lumpectomy

  • prostatectomy
  • tonsillectomy
  • hysterectomy
  • hysterectomies
  • appendectomy
  • mastectomy
  • vasectomy

Sentences with lumpectomy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Soon after, she had a double lumpectomy, and then later opted for a double mastectomy.

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