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Medical Term:

vasectomy

Pronunciation: va-sek'to-me

Definition: Excision of a segment of the vas deferens, performed in association with prostatectomy or to produce sterility.

Synonym(s): deferentectomy

[vas- + G. ektome, excision]

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