-ectomy "surgical removal," from Gk. -ektomia "a cutting out of," from ektemnein "to cut out," from ek "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + temnein "to cut" (see TOME (Cf. tome)).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.