Definition of orchidectomy in English:

orchidectomy

Line breaks: or¦chid|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːkɪˈdɛktəmi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Surgical removal of one or both testicles.
    More example sentences
    • Alternatively, orchidectomy - surgical removal of both testicles, stops the production of testosterone.
    • No antecedents of orchitis, infectious disease, or orchidectomy had been recorded in the patients' histories.
    • Systemic analgesia or orchidectomy may be required in individual cases.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin orchido- (from a Latinized stem of Greek orkhis 'testicle') + -ectomy.

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