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[sal-pin-jek-tuh-mee] /ˌsæl pɪnˈdʒɛk tə mi/
noun, plural salpingectomies. Surgery.
excision of the Fallopian tube.
Origin of salpingectomy
1885-90; salping- + -ectomy Unabridged
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  • To consider in the first place the operation of simple sterilization (vasectomy or salpingectomy).

    Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
  • salpingectomy is the cutting away of the whole or of a piece of the Fallopian tube (corresponds to vasectomy in the male).

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • salpingectomy is more serious, because the operation can not be performed so near the surface of the body.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • Vasectomy, ovariotomy and salpingectomy (with and without complete excision), castration.

British Dictionary definitions for salpingectomy


noun (pl) -mies
surgical removal of a Fallopian tube
Word Origin
C20: from salpinx + -ectomy
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salpingectomy in Medicine

salpingectomy sal·pin·gec·to·my (sāl'pĭn-jěk'tə-mē)
Surgical removal of the fallopian tube. Also called tubectomy.

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