- excision of the vas deferens, or of a portion of it: performed to effect sterility in men.
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
October 1, 2013
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
February 27, 2013
“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
April 25, 2012
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
January 14, 2012
The person upon whom vasectomy has been done is conscious of no change.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Once in custody his release could be made contingent on vasectomy.Being Well-Born
Michael F. Guyer
Of these two operations for the sterilization of men, vasectomy is preferable.The Fertility of the Unfit
William Allan Chapple
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
Investigations of vasectomy in Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts and elsewhere, with detailed reports of some typical cases.
- surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, esp as a method of contraception
Word Origin and History for vasectomy
1897, from Modern Latin vas (deferens) + -ectomy "a cutting."
- Surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, usually as a means of sterilization.deferentectomy gonangiectomy
- Surgical removal of all or part of the vas deferens, resulting in sterility.
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.