hysterectomy

Pronunciation: (HIS-teh-REK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove the uterus and, sometimes, the cervix. When the uterus and the cervix are removed, it is called a total hysterectomy. When only the uterus is removed, it is called a partial hysterectomy.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Date last modified: 2008-10-03