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va·sec·to·my

 (və-sĕk′tə-mē, vā-zĕk′-)
n. pl. va·sec·to·mies
Surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, usually as a means of sterilization.

vasectomy

(vəˈsɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, esp as a method of contraception

va•sec•to•my

(væˈsɛk tə mi, veɪˈzɛk-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical excision of part or all of the vas deferens to effect sterility in men.
[1895–1900; vas (deferens) + -ectomy]
va•sec′to•mize`, v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.

vasectomy

surgical excision of part of the vas deferens, the duct which carries sperm from the testes, performed as a form of male contraception.
See also: Surgery
surgical excision of part of the vas deferens, the duet which carries sperm from the testes, performed as a form of male contraception.
See also: Birth

vasectomy

Surgery to sever the vas deferens in order to cause sterility.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vasectomy - surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization
Translations

vasectomy

[væˈsektəmɪ] Nvasectomía f

vasectomy

[vəˈsɛktəmi] nvasectomie f

vasectomy

nVasektomie f (spec), → Sterilisation f (des Mannes)

vasectomy

[væˈsɛktəmɪ] nvasectomia

va·sec·to·my

n. vasectomía, excisión parcial y ligadura de los conductos deferentes para impedir la salida de espermatozoides en el semen, procedimiento gen. usado como contraceptivo.

vasectomy

n (pl -mies) vasectomía
References in periodicals archive ?
I had been 12 years vasectomised and the longer you get away from the actual vasectomy the harder it is to put it all back together.
Under general anaesthetic, the hob is vasectomised in much the same way as a human male might be.