noun, plural vas·ec·to·mies. Surgery.
- vashon island,
Origin of vasectomy
Examples from the Web for vasectomy
He mused aloud on Twitter about getting a vasectomy but stressed that he and his wife have made no decision.The Meteorologist’s Meltdown: Eric Holthaus on Deciding to Quit Flying|David Freedlander|October 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A few years into our marriage I had a vasectomy because my wife was having health issues related to birth control pills.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“If you have had a vasectomy, Andrew, this whole cover-up is no good,” Young quoted him as saying.Edwards Staffer Andrew Young Offers Shocking Testimony About His Boss|Diane Dimond|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Oddly, part of their package for asylum included a letter from a Vancouver clinic stating that Harry had received a vasectomy.Mother of Los Angeles’ Alleged Arsonist Had a Wild Life|Christine Pelisek|January 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Epileptics sometimes show a homicidal tendency, but it is doubtful that vasectomy would help them.
Certainly he may not, except in those rare cases where vasectomy is permissible as described above.
It is much easier to restore function after vasectomy than after obliterating epididymitis.
If the patient is confined in a strait-jacket he will die, and vasectomy, according to Sharp, will quiet such a man.
In Dr. Sharp's list of vasectomies done in Indiana prisons, 176 operations were done on men who voluntarily asked for vasectomy.
noun plural -mies
1897, from Modern Latin vas (deferens) + -ectomy "a cutting."
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.