orchidectomy

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From Latin orchis (wrongly interpreting orchid- as the stem), from Ancient Greek ὄρχις (órkhis, orchid, testicle) +‎ -ectomy.

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  • enPR: ôr'kĭ-dĕk'tə-mē

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orchidectomy (plural orchidectomies)

  1. (surgery) the procedure to remove one or both testes

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