post-vasectomy

vasectomy

[va-sek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural vasectomies. Surgery.
excision of the vas deferens, or of a portion of it: performed to effect sterility in men.

Origin:
1895–1900; vas (deferens) + -ectomy

postvasectomy, adjective
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vasectomy (væˈsɛktəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, esp as a method of contraception

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vasectomy
1897, from Mod.L. vas (deferens) + Eng. -ectomy "a cutting."
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vasectomy va·sec·to·my (və-sěk'tə-mē, vā-zěk'-)
n.
Surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, usually as a means of sterilization. Also called deferentectomy, gonangiectomy.

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vasectomy   (və-sěk'tə-mē)  Pronunciation Key 
Surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, resulting in sterility.
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vasectomy [(vuh-sek-tuh-mee, vay-zek-tuh-mee)]

A surgical procedure in which the ducts that carry sperm out of the testes are cut and tied off so that no sperm can pass. Vasectomy is a form of male sterilization and is used as a method of birth control. The procedure has no effect on a man's capacity to produce semen; the only difference is that his semen will no longer contain sperm.

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