American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the fallopian tube. Also called tubectomy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The excision of a Fallopian tube.
- n. surgery Surgical removal of the Fallopian tubes
- n. surgical removal of one or both Fallopian tubes
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“In the case of women a similar operation on the Fallopian tubes, which is known as salpingectomy, is an abdominal operation and cannot be said to be entirely free from danger, although it is not regarded as very serious.”
“October 8th, 2004 at 5:21 am mythago, I think that in practice (as I said above) what happens (which I have invormally verified) is that the Catholic Church allows the removal of the fetus when the fallopian tube is also removed (salpingectomy).”
“The procedure under review in Buck was not hysterectomy but salpingectomy, the cutting of a fallopian tube.”
“The salpingectomy was done when she came into the infirmary for treatment of an irritable bowel.”
“The development of salpingectomy cutting and tying the fallopian tubes and vasectomy in the 1890s provided a relatively simple and safe technology.”
“The analogous operation of salpingectomy in women is an abdominal operation, but the risk is not considered serious.”
“This operation, which has gained wide attention in recent years under the name of "sterilization," usually takes the form of vasectomy in man and salpingectomy in woman; it is desirable that the reader should have a clear understanding of its nature.”
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