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oophorectomy Tweet Definition of oophorectomy Like Definition of oophorectomy on Facebook
noun (oophorectomies)
  1. (medicine) Removal of one or both ovaries.
operate Tweet Definition of operate Like Definition of operate on Facebook
verb (operat, ing)
  1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strengh, physical or mechanical; to act.
  2. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take appropriate effect on the human system.
  3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
  4. (medicine) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
  5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
  6. To produce, as an effect; to cause.
  7. To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.
operation Tweet Definition of operation Like Definition of operation on Facebook
noun (plural: operations)
  1. the method by which a device performs its function. (It is dangerous to look at the beam of a laser while it is in .)
  2. the method or practice by which actions are done. (We run our from a storefront.)
  3. (medicine) a surgical procedure. (She had an to remove her appendix.)
  4. (mathematics) a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands; the value for any particular operands is unique)
  5. (military) a military campaign (w:Operation Desert Storm)
orchidectomy Tweet Definition of orchidectomy Like Definition of orchidectomy on Facebook
noun (orchidectomies)
  1. (context, surgery) The procedure to remove one or both testes.
orchiectomy Tweet Definition of orchiectomy Like Definition of orchiectomy on Facebook
noun (orchiectomies)
  1. (context, surgery) The procedure to remove one or both testes.
osteoclasis Tweet Definition of osteoclasis Like Definition of osteoclasis on Facebook
noun (osteoclases)
  1. (medicine) The surgical fracture of a bone in order to correct a deformity
osteoplastic Tweet Definition of osteoplastic Like Definition of osteoplastic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (surgery) Of, or relating to osteoplasty.
osteoplasty Tweet Definition of osteoplasty Like Definition of osteoplasty on Facebook
noun (osteoplasties)
  1. (surgery) surgery, Surgery to repair, modify or graft bone or bony structures.
osteotome Tweet Definition of osteotome Like Definition of osteotome on Facebook
noun
  1. a medical tool used for cutting or marking bone, used in dental implantation
  2. a kind of bone saw used in the 19th and early 20th centuries

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