vasectomy

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noun va·sec·to·my \və-ˈsek-tə-mē, vā-ˈzek-\

Definition of vasectomy

plural

vasectomies

  1. :  surgical division or resection of all or part of the vas deferens usually to induce sterility

Origin and Etymology of vasectomy

borrowed from French vasectomie, from vas (deferens) vas deferens + -ectomie -ectomy


First Known Use: 1899


VASECTOMY Defined for English Language Learners

vasectomy

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noun va·sec·to·my \və-ˈsek-tə-mē, vā-ˈzek-\

Definition of vasectomy for English Language Learners

  • medical : an operation that makes a man unable to make a woman pregnant : a surgery that prevents a man from producing sperm when he has sex


Medical Dictionary

vasectomy

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noun va·sec·to·my \-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of vasectomy

plural

vasectomies

  1. :  surgical division or resection of all or part of the vas deferens usually to induce sterility


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