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Pronunciation:  ma'stektumee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor

MASTECTOMY is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: ablation, cutting out, excision, extirpation, modified radical mastectomy, radical mastectomy, simple mastectomy



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a mastectomy indicates your lack of sensitivity. You are feeling disconnected from those around you. From a positive perspective, this dream means your independence and autonomy. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, then this dream represents fear and worry.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The surgical removal of an entire breast; this is generally done because invasive cancer has been found in the breast, or because invasive cancer is likely to recurr in the breast.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adenoidectomy, appendectomy, arteriectomy, castration, cholecystectomy, craniectomy, cricoidectomy, cystectomy, enterectomy, gastrectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, hysterectomy, mammectomy, mastoidectomy, nephrectomy, omphalectomy, oophorectomy, oophorocystectomy, orchidectomy, ovariectomy, pancreatectomy, penectomy, pericardiectomy, phrenicectomy, pneumonectomy, prostatectomy, salpingectomy, stapedectomy, tonsillectomy, ureterectomy, urethrectomy, vasectomy, venectomy