Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus.(noun)
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Use "hysterectomy" in a sentence
"However, I have not failed to note that the hysterectomy is the procedure about which I hear most often "It's the best decision I ever made.""
"Certainly, somebody in my family was embarrassed by the word hysterectomy, and it might have even been Mom, herself."
"He paused, as if to give me a chance to comment, but I was silently reeling from the word hysterectomy."