vasectomy

noun va·sec·to·my \ və-ˈsek-tə-mē , vā-ˈzek- \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of vasectomy

plural vasectomies
: surgical division or resection of all or part of the vas deferens usually to induce sterility

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Origin and Etymology of vasectomy

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


VASECTOMY Defined for English Language Learners

vasectomy

noun

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

noun va·sec·to·my \ -tə-mē \

medical Definition of vasectomy

plural vasectomies
: surgical division or resection of all or part of the vas deferens usually to induce sterility

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