Definition of vasectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈsɛktəmi/

noun (plural vasectomies)

The surgical cutting and sealing of part of each vas deferens, typically as a means of sterilization: he couldn’t have made Caroline pregnant, because he’d had a vasectomy [mass noun]: vasectomy has no effect on the secretion of the male sex hormone
More 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.



Pronunciation: /vəˈsɛktəmʌɪz/
(also vasectomise) 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

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Line breaks: vas|ec¦tomy

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