Definition of


  1. (noun, act) surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible

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Alternate forms of Vasectomy

Derivations: vasectomize

Hypernyms: ablation, cutting out, excision, extirpation, surgical contraception

Origin of the word Vasectomy

  1. 1897, from Mod.L. vas (deferens) + Eng. -ectomy "a cutting." more

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Words that sound like Vasectomy

vacation, vacation home, vasosection, vasotomy, vegetation, vesication, vexation, victim, visitation, vivification, vivisection, vocation

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