orchiectomy

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin orchis + -ectomy.

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  • enPR: ôr'kĭ-ĕk'tə-mē

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orchiectomy (plural orchiectomies)

  1. (surgery) The procedure to remove one or both testes.
    Synonyms: castration (not necessarily surgical or medical), gelding (usually of an animal)

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