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spay

 [spa]
to castrate a female animal, usually by oophorohysterectomy.

spay

(spā),
To remove the ovaries of an animal.
[Gael. spoth, castrate, or G. spadōn, eunuch]

spay

(spā)
tr.v. spayed, spaying, spays
To remove surgically the ovaries of (an animal).

spay

(spā)
To remove the ovaries of an animal.
[Gael. spoth, castrate, or G. spadōn, eunuch]

spay, spey

to remove the ovaries. See also ovariohysterectomy.

spay hook
see spay hook.
spay spreader
a device with a spring loop, like a safety pin, at one end and an outcurving blade at the end of each arm. The blades are inserted into the spay incision and the arms released.
vaginal spay
ovaries are removed through a colpotomy incision; sometimes performed on mares.