Removal of one or both testes. SYN: orchectomy, orchidectomy, testectomy. [orchi- + G. ektome, excision]

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or·chi·ec·to·my .ȯr-kē-'ek-tə-mē also or·chec·to·my ȯr-'kek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical excision of a testis or of both testes called also orchidectomy

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or·chi·ec·to·my (or″ke-ekґtə-me) [orchio- + Gr. -ectomy] excision of one or both testes; if it is bilateral, the individual is incapable of reproduction (see castration).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • orchiectomy — noun The procedure to remove one or both testes. Syn: castration, neutering, gelding, gonadectomy, sterilization …   Wiktionary

  • orchiectomy — n. castration; surgical removal of one or both testes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orchiectomy — or·chi·ec·to·my …   English syllables

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