vasectomy

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vas +‎ -ectomy

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “what is vas, what is ectomy, where do they come from?”

Noun[edit]

vasectomy (plural vasectomies)

  1. (surgery) The surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, usually as a means of male sterilization.

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]