- excision of the Fallopian tube.
Origin of salpingectomy
1885–90; salping- + -ectomy
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Examples from the Web for salpingectomy
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
Vasectomy, ovariotomy and salpingectomy (with and without complete excision), castration.
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 more serious, because the operation can not be performed so near the surface of the body.Applied Eugenics
Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
- surgical removal of a Fallopian tube
C20: from salpinx + -ectomy
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- Surgical removal of the fallopian tube.tubectomy
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