Definitions

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  • n. The surgical removal of a testicle; castration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The operation of cutting out or removing a testicle by the knife; castration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of excising a testicle; castration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mutilation and infibulation of females have been practised by savages with the same end in view, while vasectomy, orchotomy, and ovariotomy, have had their avowed advocates in our own time.

    The Fertility of the Unfit

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