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Meaning of VASECTOMY

Pronunciation:  vu'sektumee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible

VASECTOMY is a 9 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: ablation, cutting out, excision, extirpation, surgical contraception



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vas*ec"to*my\ (v[a^]s*[e^]k"t[-o]*m[y^]), n. [Vas +
-ecmoty.] (Surg.)
Resection or excision of the vas deferens.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: An operation to cut or tie off the two tubes that carry sperm out of the testicles.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The surgical sterilization of a man by blocking both vas deferens.
  2. A vasectomy is surgery for the sterilization of male. In this operation, the ductus deferens (also called vas deferens) from either testes is ligated with suture and severed. Sperm can no longer pass to the urethra. Secretions from the seminal vesicle can still be ejaculated.