[ sal-pin-jek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌsæl pɪnˈdʒɛk tə mi /

noun, plural sal·pin·gec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of the Fallopian tube.

Nearby words

  1. salp,
  2. salpa,
  3. salpicon,
  4. salpiform,
  5. salpiglossis,
  6. salpingemphraxis,
  7. salpinges,
  8. salpingian,
  9. salpingitis,
  10. salpingitis isthmica nodosa

Origin of salpingectomy

1885–90; salping- + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for salpingectomy

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for salpingectomy


/ (ˌsælpɪnˈdʒɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical removal of a Fallopian tube

Word Origin for salpingectomy

C20: from salpinx + -ectomy

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for salpingectomy


[ săl′pĭn-jĕktə-mē ]


Surgical removal of the fallopian tube.tubectomy

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