Meaning of -ECTOMY in English

-ECTOMY

-ectomy /ektəmi/ BrE AmE suffix [in nouns]

[ Language: Modern Latin ; Origin: -ectomia 'cutting out' ]

technical the removing of a particular part of someone’s body by an operation:

an appendectomy (=removing the appendix)

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.