Definition of vasectomy in English:

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vasectomy

Pronunciation: /vəˈsektəmē/

noun (plural vasectomies)

The surgical cutting and sealing of part of each vas deferens, typically as a means of sterilization.
Example sentences
  • Surgical techniques used for vasectomy vary widely throughout the world.
  • After a vasectomy, there will be numbness caused by the local anaesthetic.
  • A vasectomy does not affect sex drive or ejaculation in any way.

Derivatives

vasectomize

Pronunciation: /vəˈsektəˌmīz/
verb
Example sentences
  • I have rather painful periods myself, and am thinking about trying it… even though Mike is vasectomized and I really don't need birth control anymore.
  • Some decades ago, experimenters vasectomised redwinged blackbirds in the hope of controlling their numbers.
  • Vasectomized men were no more likely to have prostate cancer than those who had not had a vasectomy.

Words that rhyme with vasectomy

hysterectomy, mastectomy, tonsillectomy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: vas·ec·to·my

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