Oophor/o or ovari/o (11/27)

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Oophor/o or ovari/o is a combining form for “ovary”. 

Example Word: oophor/ectomy 

Word Breakdown: Oophor is a word root that pertains to “ovary”, –ectomy is a suffix that refers to “surgical removal”. 

Definition: An oophorectomy is a surgery that is carried out to remove either the ovaries or both of them, depending on the case.