varicocelectomy

varicocelectomy

[var-i-koh-si-lek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural varicocelectomies.
the surgical removal or ligation of varicose veins in the scrotal sac.

Origin:
1890–95; varicocele + -ectomy

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varicocelectomy var·i·co·ce·lec·to·my (vār'ĭ-kō-sə-lěk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgery for the relief of a varicocele by ligature and excision and by ligation of the dilated veins.

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