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Meaning of LUMPECTOMY

Pronunciation:  lum'pektumee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer
 

LUMPECTOMY is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: ablation, cutting out, excision, extirpation

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: a surgical procedure in which only the tumor and a small area of surrounding tissue are removed.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The surgical removal of a small cancerous or non-cancerous tumor. Often refers to the removal of a breast tumor.
 

 

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