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orchiectomy

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noun, or·chi·ec·to·my \ˌȯr-kē-ˈek-tə-mē\

Definition of orchiectomy

plural orchiectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of one or both testes



Origin of orchiectomy

Greek orchis + English -ectomy


First Known Use: circa 1894


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orchiectomy

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noun or·chi·ec·to·my \ˌȯr-kē-ˈek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of orchiectomy

plural orchiectomies

  1. :  surgical excision of a testis or of both testes—called also orchidectomy



Variants of orchiectomy

also orchectomy \ȯr-ˈkek-tə-mē\play

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