vasectomy[va sek′tə mē]
Origin: vas(o)- plush -ectomy
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noun pl. va·sec·to·mies
vasectomy - Cultural Definition
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.
vasectomy - Medical Definition
vasectomy - Science Definition
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