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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

ovari(o)-

An ovary.

[Modern Latin ovarium, from Latin ovum, egg.]

An ovariectomy (Greek ektomē, excision) is surgical removal of one or both ovaries, a procedure also known as ovariotomy (Greek -tomia, cutting) or oophorectomy; ovaritis is inflammation of an ovary. An ovariole is one of the egg tubes in insects of which the ovary is composed. See also oophoro- and ovi-.

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