Definition of tubectomy in US English:



  • another term for salpingectomy
    • ‘She had not wanted this pregnancy and wanted a tubectomy operation.’
    • ‘In these health centres, no surgical procedures other than laparoscopic tubectomies are performed.’
    • ‘In reality, the only choice before them is sterilisation through tubectomies.’
    • ‘A young woman, pregnant soon after a caesarean section delivery, who had come to the gynaecologist's clinic with a request for medication to induce abortion, was counselled instead to undergo tubectomy after the second baby was born.’
    • ‘Also, a laparoscopic reverse tubectomy was done by doctors on a woman who had lost both children in an accident.’