lumpectomy 1971, from LUMP (Cf. lump) (n.), coined on model of MASTECTOMY (Cf. mastectomy).

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  • Lumpectomy — is a common surgical procedure designed to remove a discrete lump, usually a tumor, benign or otherwise, from an affected man or woman s breast. As the tissue removed is generally quite limited and the procedure relatively non invasive, compared… …   Wikipedia

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  • lumpectomy — ► NOUN (pl. lumpectomies) ▪ a surgical operation in which a lump, typically a tumour, is removed from the breast …   English terms dictionary

  • lumpectomy — ☆ lumpectomy [lum pek′tə mē ] n. pl. lumpectomies [ LUMP1 + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of a breast tumor with minimum removal of adjacent normal tissues …   English World dictionary

  • Lumpectomy — The surgical removal of a small tumor (a lump) which may or may not be benign (or malignant). Lumpectomy has come to refer specially to the removal of a lump from the breast. The word lumpectomy is a hybrid term. Lump is of Middle English origin… …   Medical dictionary

  • lumpectomy — UK [ˌlʌmˈpektəmɪ] / US [lʌmˈpektəmɪ] noun [countable] Word forms lumpectomy : singular lumpectomy plural lumpectomies medical a medical operation to remove a lump, usually from a woman s breast …   English dictionary

  • lumpectomy — [[t]lʌmpe̱ktəmi[/t]] lumpectomies N COUNT A lumpectomy is an operation in which a woman has a lump such as a tumour removed from one of her breasts, rather than having the whole breast removed …   English dictionary

  • lumpectomy — noun (plural mies) Date: 1972 excision of a breast tumor with a limited amount of associated tissue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lumpectomy — /lum pek teuh mee/, n., pl. lumpectomies. the surgical removal of a breast cyst or tumor. [1970 75; LUMP1 + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lumpectomy — noun The surgical removal of a tumour or cyst from a breast. Syn: tylectomy …   Wiktionary

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